When can I plant Green beans in Zone 9a

One of the first steps we take when we are figuring out our gardening schedule is find our USDA Zone info. The zone info helps tell us things like average date of last frost and lowest expected temperature for our area.

In Zone 9a you can estimate when it's possible to plant green beans 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.

It's probably not a good idea to plant green beans until after the last 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 9a is March. However, you really should wait until April 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 September. If you wait any later than that and your green beans may not have a chance to grow to maturity. Starting your green beans indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

On average the last frost is on February 15 in Zone 9a. We should expect an average low temperature of 20°F in the coldest months of winter.

Since the USDA zone info for Zone 9a is just an average our actual date of last frost will vary from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9a we get a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your green beans if we have a surprise late frost.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9a

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9a.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low20°F
Highest Expected Low25°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 20°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 25°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9a

You may be interested in our other planting guides for Zone 9a.