Planting Calendar for Bellevue, 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 23 (at CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP, OH climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Beets Apr 9-30
Apr 20-30
Broccoli Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 2-23
Apr 5-19
Brussels Sprouts Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Cabbage Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Cantaloupe Mar 26-Apr 2
May 7-28
May 7-18
Carrots Mar 19-Apr 2
Mar 21-Apr 2
Cauliflower Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
Celery Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Apr 30-May 14
May 4-14
Collards Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Corn Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Cucumbers Mar 26-Apr 2
May 7-28
May 7-18
Eggplants Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
May 7-28
May 7-18
Kale Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Kohlrabi Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Leeks Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Mar 26-Apr 16
Apr 5-16
Lettuce Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 9-May 7
Apr 9-19, May 4- 7
Okra May 7-21
May 7-18
Onions Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Parsnips Apr 2-23
Apr 2- 4, Apr 20-23
Peas Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Peppers Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
May 7-28
May 7-18
Potatoes Apr 16-May 7
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
May 7-28
May 7-18
Radishes Feb 25-Mar 19
Feb 25-Mar 5
Spinach Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Squash Mar 26-Apr 9
Apr 5- 9
May 7-28
May 7-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 26-Apr 2
Mar 26-Apr 2
May 7-28
May 19-28
Swiss Chard Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 2- 9
Apr 5- 9
Tomatoes Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Apr 30-May 21
May 4-18
Turnips Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 26-Apr 2
May 7-28
May 7-18