When can I plant Snap beans in Zone 1b

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us estimate our gardening schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

You will be able to figure out when to plant snap beans by checking out the USDA zone info for Zone 1b.


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.

Snap beans require warm weather which means that you have to wait until it warms up after the last frost before you can plant them.

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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 1b is June. However, you really should wait until July 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 July. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else 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 couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average all chance of frost has passed is on June 15 in Zone 1b. We can expect an average low temperature of -55°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 1b is just an average our actual date of last frost changes from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 1b we get a frost after June 15 be ready to protect your snap beans in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 1b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 1b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)June 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)July 15
Lowest Expected Low-55°F
Highest Expected Low-50°F

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

Plants to Grow in Zone 1b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 1b.