When can I plant Chervil in Zone 4a

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.

In Zone 4a you can determine when you can plant chervil by looking at 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.

Since chervil are barely cold tolerant you can plant them slightly earlier in the year than plants that are more sensitive to the cold.

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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 4a is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant chervil and expect a good harvest is probably August. Any later than that and your chervil may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your chervil indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 4a the average date of last frost happens on May 15. It might get as low as -30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 4a 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 4a there is a last frost after May 15 so just be sure to be ready to cover your chervil if we have a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 4a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 4a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)September 15
Lowest Expected Low-30°F
Highest Expected Low-25°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 -25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 4a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 4a.