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Beans

Use our zone-based planting guide to know when to plant beans.

Beans
Plant name Zone Start seeds indoors Start seeds outdoors Plant seedlings/transplants outdoors Plant spacing # plants per person
Beans 3a Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 3b Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 4a Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 4b Not recommended On/around May 15 (after last frost) On/around May 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 5a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 5b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 6a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 6b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 7a Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 7b Not recommended On/around April 15 (after last frost) On/around April 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 8a Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 8b Not recommended On/around March 15 (after last frost) On/around March 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 9a Not recommended On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 9b Not recommended On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) On/around Feb. 15 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 10a Not recommended On/around Jan. 30 (after last frost) On/around Jan. 30 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 10b Not recommended On/around Jan. 30 (after last frost) On/around Jan. 30 (after last frost) Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 11a Not recommended January-March; October January-March; October Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15
Beans 11b Not recommended January-March; October January-March; October Depends on variety; consult seed packet 10-15

* Beans are fast growers and don't need to be started indoors. Direct sow or transplant seedlings after the threat of frost has passed.