When can I plant Hamburg root parsley in Zone 8a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant hamburg root parsley in Zone 8a can be figured out by using the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Hamburg root parsley

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

Hamburg root parsley can survive in mild cold which means that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other frost tender plants.

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The earliest that you can plant hamburg root parsley 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 hamburg root parsley and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your hamburg root parsley may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your hamburg root parsley indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them 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.

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. Half of the time in Zone 8a it frosts late in the year after March 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your hamburg root parsley 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.