Seed Starting and Planting Date Calculator for Georgetown, KY

Find the best dates for planting and transplanting vegetables and fruit in your garden! Our free planting calendar calculates the best time to start seeds indoors and outdoors, and when to plant young plants outside. Planting dates are based on frost dates, which are customized to your location and planting zone.

Frost dates are calculated from historical climate data and are a good way to know when it's "typical" to start planting in your area. However, they are not a replacement for good judgment! Obviously, you need to be aware of local weather during the gardening season and plant accordingly. Other factors that can influence your planting dates include soil temperature, altitude and slope of land, nearby waters, and day length. Also, it's recommended that you keep records of your garden's conditions each year to plan more accurately in the future.

On the chart below, please note:

  • "Start Seeds Indoors" tells you the optimal time to start vegetable and fruit seeds indoors. Learn how to start seeds indoors here
  • "Transplant Seedlings" tells you when it's likely safe to start planting young plants outdoors. This includes plants grown from seeds at home and plants bought from a nursery.
  • "Start Seeds Outdoors" tells you the optimal time to start vegetable and fruit seeds outdoors. Some seeds should be sown directly in the garden, rather than started indoors or transplanted.
  • When no dates appear in the chart, that starting method is not recommended for that particular vegetable.
  • The Frost Dates list the favorable planting dates based on your area's frost dates. This is the system that most gardeners follow.
  • The Moon Dates list the favorable planting dates based on your area's frost dates and Moon phases. Planting by the Moon is a more traditional technique, but many gardeners still swear by it today.
  • Click on the name of a plant to see our corresponding Growing Guide.
30% probability of frost free after April 20 (at LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 27-May 18
Apr 27-29, May 15-18
Beets Apr 6-27
Apr 6-14
Broccoli Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-31, Apr 15-20
Brussels Sprouts Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-31
Cabbage Feb 22-Mar 8
Feb 22-Mar 1
Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-31
Cantaloupe Mar 23-30
Mar 23-30
May 4-25
May 15-25
Carrots Mar 16-30
Mar 16
Cauliflower Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-31
Celery Feb 8-22
Feb 15-22
Apr 27-May 11
Apr 27-29
Collards Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-31
Corn Apr 20-May 4
Apr 20-29
Cucumbers Mar 23-30
Mar 23-30
May 4-25
May 15-25
Eggplants Feb 8-22
Feb 15-22
May 4-25
May 15-25
Kale Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-31
Kohlrabi Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-31
Leeks Feb 8-22
Feb 15-22
Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-31
Lettuce Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Apr 6-May 4
Apr 15-29
Okra May 4-18
May 15-18
Onions Mar 23-Apr 13
Apr 1-13
Parsnips Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 1-14
Peas Mar 8-30
Mar 17-30
Peppers Feb 8-22
Feb 15-22
May 4-25
May 15-25
Potatoes Apr 13-May 4
Apr 13-14, Apr 30-May 4
Pumpkins Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-31
May 4-25
May 15-25
Radishes Feb 22-Mar 16
Mar 2-16
Spinach Mar 8-30
Mar 17-30
Squash Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-31
May 4-25
May 15-25
Sweet Potatoes Mar 23-30
May 4-25
May 4-14
Swiss Chard Mar 8-23
Mar 17-23
Mar 30-Apr 6
Mar 30-31
Tomatoes Feb 22-Mar 8
Feb 22-Mar 1
Apr 27-May 18
Apr 27-29, May 15-18
Turnips Mar 23-Apr 13
Apr 1-13
Watermelons Mar 23-30
Mar 23-30
May 4-25
May 15-25