Have you ever grown bean in your garden before? Or used a winter cover crop? Because beans are legumes, they are light nitrogen feeders which means they "fix" nitrogen from the air and change it into a form that the plants can use through the action of Rhizobium bacteria that lives in the nodules on their roots. It is helpful to coat bean seeds with inoculants to ensure that the bacteria is present in the soil, especially in new gardens. You can find a packet of inoculate at good nurseries and the good thing is, you only have to do this once for your garden.
From what I have read, Pinto beans must have soil temps above 60 degrees to germinate. I would plant them in the ground mid-may. If you have a thermometer with a probe, you can check out the temp in your garden. Full sun, plant more than you think you need. You don't harvest that much at a time, so make it count. They won't set a pod when it gets super hot, so plant as early as the soil temps allow. Give them something to climb on for support.
I search around for info on kidney beans and didn't find anything specific. I would plant them the same time, and in the same way as the pinto beans. If I come across and info, I'll let you know.
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