When can I plant Celery in Zone 10b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us determine our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

One way of figuring out when it's a good idea to plant celery is to examine the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


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 are barely cold tolerant which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than plants that are more sensitive to 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 10b 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. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your celery may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your celery indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on January 31 in Zone 10b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 35°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b we get surprised by a frost after January 31 be ready to protect your celery in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

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