When can I plant Celeriac in Evanston, IL

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

You should be able to determine when to plant celeriac by referring to the USDA zone info for Evanston.


Planting Calendar for Celeriac

Frost tolerance for celeriac: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

You can plant celeriac a little bit earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Legend 
A good time to plant celeriac
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant celeriac
Probably not a good time to plant celeriac

The earliest that you can plant celeriac in Evanston is February. However, you really should wait until March if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant celeriac and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your celeriac may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your celeriac indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on April 15 in Evanston. We can expect an average low temperature of -15°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Evanston is an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 be ready to protect your celeriac if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Evanston

Here is the info for USDA Zone 5b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-15°F
Highest Expected Low-10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -10°F.

Plants to Grow in Evanston

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Evanston.