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

Planting Calendar for Central City, 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 15 (at ROCHESTER FERRY, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
Bell PeppersFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 24Frost Jul 22N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
CauliflowerFrost Jul 4Frost Aug 1N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 23Frost Jul 2N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
EggplantsFrost May 2Frost Jun 27N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 22Frost Jul 17N/A
KaleFrost Jul 24Frost Aug 21N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 26
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 11
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 1
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 28
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 20
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 13Frost Jun 17N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
TomatoesFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 17
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 2
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 17

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 23 (at ROCHESTER FERRY, KY climate station, elevation 390 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-23
Moon Apr 9-16
BasilFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 9-30
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 19-Apr 2
Moon Mar 19-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
CornN/AN/AFrost May 7-28
Moon May 7-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 23-May 28
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 9-May 7
Moon Apr 9-16, Apr 30-May 7
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
OreganoFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 9
Moon Apr 1- 9
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 2-23
Moon Apr 17-23
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 2
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 16-May 7
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 2-16
Moon Apr 2-16
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 25-Mar 19
Moon Feb 25-Mar 1, Mar 19
RosemaryFrost Feb 11-25
Moon Feb 11-16
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 7
Moon Apr 30-May 7
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 11-Apr 2
Moon Mar 11-18, Apr 1- 2
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 14-28
Moon May 16-28
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 11-26
Moon Mar 11-18
Frost Apr 2- 9
Moon Apr 2- 9
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 11-Mar 11
Moon Feb 11-16, Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 23-May 14
Moon Apr 30-May 14
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 25-Mar 11
Moon Mar 2-11
Frost Apr 30-May 21
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 26-Apr 16
Moon Mar 26-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 26-Apr 2
Moon Apr 1- 2
Frost May 7-21
Moon May 7-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 7-Jun 4
Moon May 7-15, May 30-Jun 4