When can I plant Green beans in Zone 8a

The USDA Zone info is a great tool for gardeners to help us figure out our gardening schedule. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

The first opportunity to plant green beans in Zone 8a should be determined by referring to the USDA zone info.


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.

Green beans do not do well in cold weather which tells us that it is important to wait until it warms up 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 8a 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. If you wait any later than that and 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 couple of weeks earlier.

Last Frost Date

In Zone 8a the average date of last frost happens on March 15. We can expect an average low temperature of 10°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 8a is an average and our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 8a there is a last frost after March 15 be ready to protect your green beans in the event of a late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 8a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 8a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)March 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)November 15
Lowest Expected Low10°F
Highest Expected Low15°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 10°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 15°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 8a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 8a.