When can I plant Snap beans in Zone 9b

One of the first steps we take when we are determining 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.

The first chance to plant snap beans in Zone 9b can be determined by checking out the USDA zone info.


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 means that it's important to wait until it warms up after the last 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 9b 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 snap beans and expect a good harvest is probably September. Any later than that and your snap beans may not have a chance to really do well. Starting your snap beans indoors is a great way to get them started a little bit earlier.

Last Frost Date

The average date of last frost is February 15 in Zone 9b. We should expect an average low temperature of 25°F in the coldest months of winter.

Always keep in mind that USDA zone info for Zone 9b is just an average and our actual date of last frost can change quite a bit from year to year. Since half of the time in Zone 9b we get a frost after February 15 be ready to cover your snap beans in the event of one of those late frosts.

USDA Zone Info for Zone 9b

Here is the info for USDA Zone 9b.

Average Date of Last Frost (spring)February 15
Average Date of First Frost (fall)December 15
Lowest Expected Low25°F
Highest Expected Low30°F

This means that on a really cold year, the coldest it will get is 25°F. On most years you should be prepared to experience lows near 30°F.

Plants to Grow in Zone 9b

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