When can I plant Celery in Zone 11b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out 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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 11b you should be able to figure out when it's the best time to plant celery.


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 some 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 11b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant celery and expect a good harvest is probably November. If you wait any later than that and your celery may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your celery indoors is a great way to get them started a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 11b it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 45°F.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 11b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 11b you do not have to be ready to protect your celery if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 11b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 11b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low45°F
Highest Expected Low50°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 50°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 11b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 11b.