Alright, so the Vegetable Gardener’s Bible, which I’ve found both helpful and wrong, says beans germinate at 75-85F. soil temp, but can be sown outside when soil temps reach 60F. And they grow best at 60-65F. soil temps.
Rodale’s Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening says to sow beans when soil temps are at least 60F. It says “don’t soak or pre-sprout seeds,” then says you can start them in peat pots indoors and transplant out 4 weeks later, or sow outside a week or two after last frost.
So there’s our experts checking in.
So what is Mad Dog Fossel going to do? Pre-sprout them indoors, of course (or a bunch of them). amd plant outdoors when soil temps close in on 60F. (which may be July at this rate).
I’ve never tried this, but hey — where are the bean police?