When can I plant Pole beans in Zone 10b

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 earliest that you can plant pole beans in Zone 10b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


Planting Calendar for Pole beans

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

Since pole beans do not do well in cold weather it is necessary to wait until after all chance of frost has passed 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 10b 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 grow to maturity. Starting your pole beans indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is January 31 in Zone 10b. We can expect an average low temperature of 35°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 10b is an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 10b we get surprised by a frost after January 31 so always be ready to protect your pole beans in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 10b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 10b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)January 31
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low35°F
Highest Expected Low40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 35°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 10b

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