When can I plant Snap beans in Zone 12a

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

You should be able to figure out when you can plant snap beans by reviewing the USDA zone info for Zone 12a.


Planting Calendar for Snap beans

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

You can not plant snap beans until after all chance of frost has passed because they require warm weather.

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

The earliest that you can plant snap beans in Zone 12a is January. However, you really should wait until February if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant snap beans and expect a good harvest is probably November. Any later than that and your snap beans may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your snap beans indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 12a it never frosts. We should expect an average low temperature of 50°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 12a is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since it never frosts in Zone 12a you do not have to be ready to protect your snap beans in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 12a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 12a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)Never
Average Date of First Frost (fall)Never
Lowest Expected Low50°F
Highest Expected Low55°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 50°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 55°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 12a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 12a.