When can I plant Runner beans in Hillview, KY

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 earliest that you can plant runner beans in Hillview should be determined by looking at the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Runner beans

Frost tolerance for runner beans: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After all chance of frost has passed.

Since runner beans do not do well in cold weather you really should wait until after the last frost when the weather gets warmer before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant runner beans in Hillview is April. However, you really should wait until May if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant runner beans and expect a good harvest is probably August. If you wait any later than that and your runner beans may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your runner beans indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on April 15 in Hillview. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -5°F.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Hillview is an average and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Half of the time in Hillview we get a frost after April 15 so be sure to be ready to cover your runner beans in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Hillview

Here is the info for USDA Zone 6b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low-5°F
Highest Expected Low0°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 0°F.

Plants to Grow in Hillview

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