Zone 9 offers generally favorable conditions for growing most types of plants outdoors. This zone's coldest temperatures rarely drop below freezing in the winter time.This zone also offers fairly long growing seasons from mid February to early December. It's a great zone for cultivating a winter garden!
Early to mid-December is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as late December.
Mid-February is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as first week of March.