When can I plant String beans in Zone 10b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

It's possible to determine when it's a good idea to plant string beans by using the USDA zone info for Zone 10b.


Planting Calendar for String beans

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

Since string beans are not cold tolerant you really should wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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

The earliest that you can plant string 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 string beans and expect a good harvest is probably September. If you wait any later than that and your string beans may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your string beans indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 10b the average date of last frost happens on January 31. It might get as low as 35°F during the coldest months of winter.

Remember that USDA zone info for Zone 10b may not be accurate from year to year and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 10b last frost occurs after January 31 be ready to cover your string beans in the event of a surprise late frost.

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.