When can I plant Chinese celery in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are getting a good idea our gardening schedule is find our 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.

The first opportunity to plant chinese celery in Zone 9b should be figured out by checking out 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.

Chinese celery do ok in moderate cold which means that you can start planting them slightly earlier than other frost tender plants.

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A good time to plant chinese celery
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant chinese celery
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The earliest that you can plant chinese celery in Zone 9b 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 chinese celery and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your chinese celery may not have a chance to grow to maturity. If you are starting your chinese celery 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 February 15 in Zone 9b. We can expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that our actual date of last frost is an average because it is based on the USDA zone info for Zone 9b and it is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 be ready to protect your chinese celery if we have one of those late frosts.

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.