When can I plant Green beans in Zone 2b

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.

The USDA zone info for Zone 2b should be used to determine when you can plant green beans.


Planting Calendar for Green beans

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

You should not plant green beans until after all chance of frost has passed because they are not cold tolerant.

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

The earliest that you can plant green beans in Zone 2b is May. However, you really should wait until June if you don't want to take any chances.

The last month that you can plant green beans and expect a good harvest is probably August. You probably don't want to wait any later than that or else your green beans may not have a chance to grow to maturity. You can get started a couple of weeks earlier by starting your green beans indoors.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost when the weather gets warmer is on May 15 in Zone 2b. In the coldest months of winter we should expect an average low temperature of -45°F.

Keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 2b is not always accurate and our actual date of last frost is different every year. Since half of the time in Zone 2b it frosts late in the year after May 15 be ready to protect your green beans if we have one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 2b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 2b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)May 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)August 15
Lowest Expected Low-45°F
Highest Expected Low-40°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is -45°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near -40°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 2b

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 2b.