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2022 Planting Calendar: When to Start Vegetable Seeds | The Old Farmer's Almanac

Planting Calendar for Bowling Green, KY

For the Almanac's fall and spring planting calendars, we've calculated the best time to start seeds indoors, when to transplant young plants outside, and when to direct seed into the ground.

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Planting Dates for Fall

On average, your first fall frost occurs on October 26 (at BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO AP, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
Bell PeppersFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 5Frost Aug 2N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
CauliflowerFrost Jul 15Frost Aug 12N/A
CeleryFrost May 4Frost Jul 13N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
EggplantsFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 2Frost Jul 28N/A
KaleFrost Aug 4Frost Sep 1N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 22
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 12
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 8
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 21
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 1
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 24Frost Jun 28N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
TomatoesFrost May 18Frost Jul 13N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 28
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 28

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 11 (at BOWLING GREEN WARREN CO AP, KY climate station, elevation 528 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
BasilFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
Bell PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 6-21
Moon Mar 19-21
CauliflowerFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
CeleryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 16
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 2
Moon Apr 30-May 2
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 21-28
N/A
LettuceFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 25
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 11
Moon Mar 21-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
PumpkinsFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 13-Mar 6
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Jan 30-Feb 13
Moon Feb 1-13
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
SageFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 2-16
Moon May 16
Swiss ChardFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 21-28
N/A
ThymeFrost Jan 30-Feb 27
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 2
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 14-21
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 23
Moon Apr 30-May 15