When can I plant Celery in Zone 10a

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.

You can estimate when it's a good idea to plant celery in Zone 10a by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Celery

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

Celery do well in a tiny bit of cold which means that you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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

The earliest that you can plant celery in Zone 10a 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 celery and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your celery may not have a chance to really do well. If you are starting your celery indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on January 31 in Zone 10a. We should expect an average low temperature of 30°F in the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so just be sure to be ready to cover your celery if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.