When can I plant Chinese celery in Evanston, IL

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Evanston can be determined by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chinese celery

Frost tolerance for chinese celery: Tolerant of a very small amount of frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 3 weeks before last frost.

Chinese celery do ok in a tiny bit of cold which tells us that you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant chinese celery
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chinese celery
Probably not a good time to plant chinese celery

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

The last month that you can plant chinese celery and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your chinese celery may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your chinese celery indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Evanston the average date of last frost happens on April 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -15°F.

Just be sure to remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Evanston and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Evanston we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your chinese celery 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

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