When can I plant Celery in Zone 13a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to estimate when to plant celery by looking at the USDA zone info for Zone 13a.


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.

You can plant celery just a tiny bit earlier in the year because they are barely cold tolerant.

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 13a 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 fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your celery indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 13a it never frosts. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 60°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 Zone 13a and it is different every year. Since it never frosts in Zone 13a you do not have to be ready to protect your celery if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 13a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 13a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low60°F
Highest Expected Low65°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 60°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 65°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 13a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 13a.