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

Planting Calendar for Elizabethtown, 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 21 (at ELIZABETHTOWN WP CS, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 6
Bell PeppersFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 30Frost Jul 28N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
CauliflowerFrost Jul 10Frost Aug 7N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 29Frost Jul 8N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
EggplantsFrost May 8Frost Jul 3N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 28Frost Jul 23N/A
KaleFrost Jul 30Frost Aug 27N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 1
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 13
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 18
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 17
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 7
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 3
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 16
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 26
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 19Frost Jun 23N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
TomatoesFrost May 13Frost Jul 8N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 11
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 23
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 8
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 23

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 22 (at ELIZABETHTOWN WP CS, KY climate station, elevation 688 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
BasilFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 19-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
CornN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 27
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 8-May 6
Moon Apr 8-16, Apr 30-May 6
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
OreganoFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 10-16, Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 24-Mar 18
Moon Feb 24-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 10-24
Moon Feb 10-16
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 6
Moon Apr 30-May 6
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 10-Apr 1
Moon Mar 10-18, Apr 1
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 16-27
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 10-25
Moon Mar 10-18
Frost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 10-Mar 10
Moon Feb 10-16, Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 24-Mar 10
Moon Mar 2-10
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 15
Moon Mar 25-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 25-Apr 1
Moon Apr 1
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 6-15, May 30-Jun 3
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 6-Jun 3
Moon May 6-15, May 30-Jun 3