When can I plant Snap beans in Zone 7a

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to figure out our garden schedule. The most important data that the zone info tells us is average last frost and the lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first chance to plant snap beans in Zone 7a should be estimated by referring to the USDA zone info.


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.

Since snap beans do not do well in cold weather you need to wait until after the last frost has passed before you can plant them.

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 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 snap beans and expect a good harvest is probably August. 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. You can get started a little bit earlier by starting your snap beans indoors.

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.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 7a is just an average our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 7a we get a frost after April 15 be ready to cover your snap beans if we have a 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.