When can I plant Snap beans in Zone 7b

Before planting it is a good idea to find our USDA Zone info to determine 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 USDA zone info for Zone 7b should be reviewed to determine when you can plant snap beans.


Planting Calendar for Snap beans

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

Snap beans are not cold tolerant which tells us that you must wait until it warms up after all chance of frost has passed 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 7b 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. If you wait any later than that and your snap beans may not have a chance to fully mature. If you are starting your snap beans indoors then you might be able to get away with starting them a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 7b the average date of last frost happens on April 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 5°F in the coldest months of winter.

Just be sure to remember that USDA zone info for Zone 7b is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Half of the time in Zone 7b we get surprised by a frost after April 15 so make sure that you are prepared to cover your snap beans in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 7b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 7b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)April 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)October 15
Lowest Expected Low5°F
Highest Expected Low10°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 5°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 10°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 7b

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