Planting Calendar for Greenville, KY

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 Transplant Seedlings 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!

30% probability of frost free after April 13 (at ROCHESTER FERRY, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 20-May 11
May 4-11
Beets Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
Broccoli Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 23-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
Brussels Sprouts Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Cabbage Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Cantaloupe Mar 16-23
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Carrots Mar 8-23
Mar 21-23
Cauliflower Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Celery Feb 1-15
Feb 4-15
Apr 20-May 4
May 4
Collards Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Corn Apr 13-27
Apr 13-19
Cucumbers Mar 16-23
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Eggplants Feb 1-15
Feb 4-15
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Kale Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Kohlrabi Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Leeks Feb 1-15
Feb 4-15
Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Lettuce Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 30-Apr 27
Apr 5-19
Okra Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Onions Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 21-Apr 4
Parsnips Mar 23-Apr 13
Mar 23-Apr 4
Peas Mar 1-23
Mar 6-20
Peppers Feb 1-15
Feb 4-15
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Potatoes Apr 6-27
Apr 20-27
Pumpkins Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Radishes Feb 15-Mar 8
Feb 20-Mar 5
Spinach Mar 1-23
Mar 6-20
Squash Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 16-23
Mar 21-23
Apr 27-May 18
Apr 27-May 3
Swiss Chard Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 23-30
Tomatoes Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
Apr 20-May 11
May 4-11
Turnips Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 21-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 16-23
Mar 16-20
Apr 27-May 18
May 4-18