When can I plant Chinese celery in Zone 8a

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You can figure out when it's possible to plant chinese celery in Zone 8a by using the USDA zone info.


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.

You can plant chinese celery slightly earlier in the year because they are one of those plants that can tolerate a tiny bit of cold weather.

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A good time to plant chinese celery
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chinese celery
Probably not a good time to plant chinese celery

The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Zone 8a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 really do well. Starting your chinese celery indoors is a great way to get them started a couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is March 15 in Zone 8a. It might get as low as 10°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Zone 8a last frost occurs after March 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your chinese celery if we have a 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.