When can I plant Celeriac in Zone 8b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 8b you can determine when to plant celeriac by referring to 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.

Since celeriac are one of those plants that can tolerate a little bit of cold weather you can plant them a bit earlier in the year than more sensitive plants.

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

The earliest that you can plant celeriac in Zone 8b 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. If you wait any later than that and your celeriac may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your celeriac indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8b the average date of last frost happens on March 15. It might get as low as 15°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 8b is just an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 8b it frosts late in the year after March 15 be ready to protect your celeriac if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low15°F
Highest Expected Low20°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 15°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 20°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8b

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