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Old April 11, 2015   #10
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: WI, USA Zone4
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Originally Posted by rhines81 View Post
So far, it looks like June 1st would be the earliest for outdoor planting in my region (and you are farther north). The weather service so far is predicting a slightly below average temperature forecast so we may even be delayed an additional week. Luckily beans can tolerate a slightly lower soil temperature than tomatoes and peppers. But for direct sow, it could still delay the germination progress. That is why I am leaning towards an indoor start this year.
Being Zone 5b, you should be able to sow beans directly outdoors around May 15th.
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