Planting Calendar for Elizabethtown, KY

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 24 (at ELIZABETHTOWN WP CS, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A May 1-22
May 4-18
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 10-May 1
Apr 20-May 1
Bell Peppers Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
Broccoli Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 3-24
Apr 5-19
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Mar 27-Apr 17
Apr 5-17
N/A
Cabbage Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 27-Apr 10
Apr 5-10
N/A
Cantaloupes Mar 27-Apr 3
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Mar 20-Apr 3
Mar 21-Apr 3
Cauliflower Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Mar 27-Apr 10
Apr 5-10
N/A
Celery Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
May 1-15
May 4-15
N/A
Collards Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Mar 27-Apr 17
Apr 5-17
N/A
CornN/AN/A Apr 24-May 8
May 4- 8
Cucumbers Mar 27-Apr 3
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
Eggplants Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
Lettuce Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 10-May 8
Apr 10-19, May 4- 8
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Mar 27-Apr 17
Apr 5-17
Leeks Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
Mar 27-Apr 17
Apr 5-17
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 8-22
May 8-18
OnionsN/AN/A Mar 27-Apr 17
Mar 27-Apr 4
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 3-24
Apr 3- 4, Apr 20-24
PeasN/AN/A Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
PotatoesN/AN/A Apr 17-May 8
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 27-Apr 10
Apr 5-10
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Feb 26-Mar 20
Feb 26-Mar 5
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Squash (Zucchini) Mar 27-Apr 10
Apr 5-10
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Mar 27-Apr 3
Mar 27-Apr 3
May 8-29
May 19-29
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 3-10
Apr 5-10
N/A
Tomatoes Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
May 1-22
May 4-18
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Mar 27-Apr 17
Mar 27-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 27-Apr 3
May 8-29
May 8-18
N/A

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 Plant Seedlings or Transplants 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!