When can I plant Chervil in Zone 10a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our 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 chervil in Zone 10a can be figured out by reviewing the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Chervil

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

Chervil do ok in very little 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 chervil
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chervil
Probably not a good time to plant chervil

The earliest that you can plant chervil 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 chervil and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your chervil may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your chervil indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10a. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 30°F.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10a last frost occurs after January 31 so always be ready to cover your chervil in the event of one of those late frosts.

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.