When can I plant Pole beans in Zone 10a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to estimate our garden schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The USDA zone info for Zone 10a should be reffered to in order to figure out when it's the best time to plant pole beans.


Planting Calendar for Pole beans

Frost tolerance for pole beans: Not tolerant of frost.
When you should plant them: After the last frost when the weather gets warmer.

Since pole beans do not do well in cold weather it's necessary to 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 pole beans
Possibly ok, but a risky time to plant pole beans
Probably not a good time to plant pole beans

The earliest that you can plant pole beans in Zone 10a 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 pole beans and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your pole beans may not have a chance to really do well. You can get started a few weeks earlier by starting your pole beans indoors.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10a the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 30°F during the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10a is an average our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 10a there is a last frost after January 31 be ready to cover your pole beans in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low30°F
Highest Expected Low35°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 30°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 35°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 10a.