Planting Calendar for Ashland, KY

Find the best dates for planting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, as well as when to plant young plants outside.

How to Use the Planting Calendar

Simply put, a planting calendar is a guide that tells you the best time to start planting your garden. Most planting calendars are based on frost dates, which dictate when you should start seeds and when it's safe to plant outdoors in your area. Our planting calendar is customized to your location in order to give you the most accurate information possible.

On the planting calendar below, please note:

  • The Frost Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local average frost dates. Average frost dates are based on historical weather data and are the planting guideline used by most gardeners.
  • The Moon Dates indicate the best planting dates based on your local frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is considered a more traditional technique.
  • The Transplant Seedlings dates indicate the best time to plant young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seed at home and plants bought from a nursery. Although frost dates are a good way to know approximately when to start gardening, always check a local forecast before planting outdoors!
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular plant. Some crops do best when started outdoors rather than indoors, while others prefer the opposite.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.

To plan your garden more accurately in the future, keep a record of your garden's conditions each year, including frost dates and seed-starting dates!

30% probability of frost free after April 30 (at ASHLAND, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 7-28
May 7-18
Beets Apr 16-May 7
Apr 20-May 3
Broccoli Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 9-30
Apr 9-19
Brussels Sprouts Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Cabbage Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
Apr 2-16
Apr 5-16
Cantaloupe Apr 2- 9
Apr 5- 9
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Carrots Mar 26-Apr 9
Mar 26-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 2-16
Apr 5-16
Celery Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
May 7-21
May 7-18
Collards Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Corn Apr 30-May 14
May 4-14
Cucumbers Apr 2- 9
Apr 5- 9
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Eggplants Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Kale Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Kohlrabi Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Leeks Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Lettuce Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 16-May 14
Apr 16-19, May 4-14
Okra May 14-28
May 14-18
Onions Apr 2-23
Apr 2- 4, Apr 20-23
Parsnips Apr 9-30
Apr 20-30
Peas Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Peppers Feb 18-Mar 4
Feb 18-19
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Potatoes Apr 23-May 14
Apr 23-May 3
Pumpkins Apr 2-16
Apr 5-16
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Radishes Mar 4-26
Mar 4- 5, Mar 21-26
Spinach Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Squash Apr 2-16
Apr 5-16
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4
Sweet Potatoes Apr 2- 9
Apr 2- 4
May 14-Jun 4
May 19-Jun 2
Swiss Chard Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 19-20
Apr 9-16
Apr 9-16
Tomatoes Mar 4-19
Mar 6-19
May 7-28
May 7-18
Turnips Apr 2-23
Apr 2- 4, Apr 20-23
Watermelons Apr 2- 9
Apr 5- 9
May 14-Jun 4
May 14-18, Jun 3- 4