Planting Calendar for Lebanon, 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 27 (at BRADFORDSVILLE, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 4-25
May 4-18
Beets Apr 13-May 4
Apr 20-May 3
Broccoli Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 6-27
Apr 6-19
Brussels Sprouts Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Cabbage Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
Cantaloupe Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Carrots Mar 23-Apr 6
Mar 23-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
Celery Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 4-18
May 4-18
Collards Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Corn Apr 27-May 11
May 4-11
Cucumbers Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Eggplants Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Kale Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Kohlrabi Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Leeks Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
Mar 30-Apr 20
Apr 5-19
Lettuce Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 13-May 11
Apr 13-19, May 4-11
Okra May 11-25
May 11-18
Onions Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
Parsnips Apr 6-27
Apr 20-27
Peas Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Peppers Feb 15-Mar 1
Feb 15-19
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Potatoes Apr 20-May 11
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Radishes Mar 1-23
Mar 1- 5, Mar 21-23
Spinach Mar 16-Apr 6
Mar 16-20, Apr 5- 6
Squash Mar 30-Apr 13
Apr 5-13
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 30-Apr 6
Mar 30-Apr 4
May 11-Jun 1
May 19-Jun 1
Swiss Chard Mar 16-30
Mar 16-20
Apr 6-13
Apr 6-13
Tomatoes Mar 1-16
Mar 6-16
May 4-25
May 4-18
Turnips Mar 30-Apr 20
Mar 30-Apr 4, Apr 20
Watermelons Mar 30-Apr 6
Apr 5- 6
May 11-Jun 1
May 11-18