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

Planting Calendar for Fern Creek, 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 29 (at LOUISVILLE WFO, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 14
Bell PeppersFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 8Frost Aug 5N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
CauliflowerFrost Jul 18Frost Aug 15N/A
CeleryFrost May 7Frost Jul 16N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
EggplantsFrost May 16Frost Jul 11N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Jun 5Frost Jul 31N/A
KaleFrost Aug 7Frost Sep 4N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 9
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 21
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 26
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 25
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 15
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 11
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 24
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Oct 4
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 27Frost Jul 1N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
TomatoesFrost May 21Frost Jul 16N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 19
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jul 1
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 16
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 31

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 13 (at LOUISVILLE WFO, KY climate station, elevation 633 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
BasilFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 19-23
CauliflowerFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
CornN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
CucumbersFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 18
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 16-18, Apr 1- 6
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 30-Apr 27
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
OreganoFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 16-18
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
PumpkinsFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 15-Mar 8
Moon Feb 17-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 1-15
Moon Feb 1-15
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
SageFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 13-27
Moon Apr 13-16
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 1-23
Moon Mar 2-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 16-18
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 1-16
Moon Mar 2-16
Frost Mar 23-30
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 1-Mar 1
Moon Feb 1-16
Frost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 13-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 15-Mar 1
Moon Feb 15-16
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-Apr 6
Moon Mar 19-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 16-23
Moon Mar 16-18
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15