The Growing Season refers to the total number of days between the date of the last frost in the spring and the first frost in the fall. This time period is the part of the year during which the weather conditions, temperatures and rainfall, across a state or region permit plant growth.
Adapted from: National Centers for Environmental Information | NOAA
In South Carolina, the length of the growing season varies depending location. The typical start date, or date of last frost, ranges from March 1st - April 15th. The growing season ends on the first frost of the autumn, which can occur between October 15th - November 15th.