When can I plant Celeriac in Zone 9b

One of the best tools that we have as gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule is the USDA zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant celeriac in Zone 9b can be figured out 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.

Celeriac do well in mild cold which tells us that you can plant them a little bit earlier in the year than other plants that might not handle the cold.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
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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 9b is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant celeriac and expect a good harvest is probably October. Any later than that and your celeriac may not have a chance to fully mature. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your celeriac indoors.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. In the coldest months of winter we can expect an average low temperature of 25°F.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9b may not be accurate from year to year our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 9b last frost occurs after February 15 so always be ready to cover your celeriac if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

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