When can I plant Chinese celery in Zone 2a

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.

A way of estimating when it's the best time to plant chinese celery is to consult the USDA zone info for Zone 2a.


Planting Calendar for Chinese celery

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

Chinese celery are barely cold tolerant which tells us that you can get them planted just a bit earlier than more sensitive plants.

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The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Zone 2a is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant chinese celery and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chinese celery may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your chinese celery indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is May 15 in Zone 2a. It might get as low as -50°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2a may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2a we get surprised by a frost after May 15 be ready to cover your chinese celery in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-50°F
Highest Expected Low-45°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 2a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2a.