When can I plant Green beans in Zone 7a

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.

By referring to the USDA zone info for Zone 7a it's possible to figure out 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 the last frost has passed.

Since green beans require warm weather you must wait until after the last frost before you can plant them.

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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 7a is April. However, you really should wait until May 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. If you are starting your green beans indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a few weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is April 15 in Zone 7a. We should expect an average low temperature of 0°F in the coldest months of winter.

It's important to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to protect your green beans in the event of a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low0°F
Highest Expected Low5°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 0°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 5°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 7a.