When can I plant Celeriac in Zone 8a

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

The best time to plant celeriac in Zone 8a should be determined by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Celeriac

Frost tolerance for celeriac: Tolerant of some frost.
When you should plant them: Up to 5 weeks before last frost.

Celeriac can survive in some cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

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A good time to plant celeriac
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The earliest that you can plant celeriac in Zone 8a 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 celeriac and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your celeriac may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your celeriac indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8a. We can expect an average low temperature of 10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a we get surprised by a frost after March 15 be ready to protect your celeriac in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.