Planting Calendar for Harrodsburg, 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 18 (at DANVILLE, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 25-May 16
May 4-16
Beets Apr 4-25
Apr 4, Apr 20-25
Broccoli Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 28-Apr 18
Apr 5-18
Brussels Sprouts Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Cabbage Feb 20-Mar 6
Mar 6
Mar 21-Apr 4
Cantaloupe Mar 21-28
May 2-23
May 4-18
Carrots Mar 14-28
Mar 21-28
Cauliflower Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 21-Apr 4
Celery Feb 6-20
Feb 6-19
Apr 25-May 9
May 4- 9
Collards Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Corn Apr 18-May 2
Apr 18-19
Cucumbers Mar 21-28
May 2-23
May 4-18
Eggplants Feb 6-20
Feb 6-19
May 2-23
May 4-18
Kale Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Kohlrabi Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Leeks Feb 6-20
Feb 6-19
Mar 21-Apr 11
Apr 5-11
Lettuce Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Apr 4-May 2
Apr 5-19
Okra May 2-16
May 4-16
Onions Mar 21-Apr 11
Mar 21-Apr 4
Parsnips Mar 28-Apr 18
Mar 28-Apr 4
Peas Mar 6-28
Mar 6-20
Peppers Feb 6-20
Feb 6-19
May 2-23
May 4-18
Potatoes Apr 11-May 2
Apr 20-May 2
Pumpkins Mar 21-Apr 4
May 2-23
May 4-18
Radishes Feb 20-Mar 14
Feb 20-Mar 5
Spinach Mar 6-28
Mar 6-20
Squash Mar 21-Apr 4
May 2-23
May 4-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 21-28
Mar 21-28
May 2-23
May 2- 3, May 19-23
Swiss Chard Mar 6-21
Mar 6-20
Mar 28-Apr 4
Tomatoes Feb 20-Mar 6
Mar 6
Apr 25-May 16
May 4-16
Turnips Mar 21-Apr 11
Mar 21-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 21-28
May 2-23
May 4-18