When can I plant Chervil in Zone 9a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to estimate when it's possible to plant chervil by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 9a.


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.

Chervil do ok in moderate cold which means that you can plant them slightly earlier than more sensitive plants.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 9a 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 chervil and expect a good harvest is probably September. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your chervil may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your chervil indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 9a the average date of last frost happens on February 15. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of 20°F.

Remember that our actual date of last frost is just an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9a and it will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a it frosts late in the year after February 15 be ready to protect your chervil in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.