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

Planting Calendar for Lexington, 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 23 (at LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
Bell PeppersFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CabbageFrost Jul 2Frost Jul 30N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
CauliflowerFrost Jul 12Frost Aug 9N/A
CeleryFrost May 1Frost Jul 10N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
EggplantsFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 30Frost Jul 25N/A
KaleFrost Aug 1Frost Aug 29N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 19
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 9
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 5
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 18
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 28
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 21Frost Jun 25N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
TomatoesFrost May 15Frost Jul 10N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 25
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 25

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 20 (at LEXINGTON BLUEGRASS AP, KY climate station, elevation 980 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-20
Moon Apr 6-16
BasilFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 6-27
Moon Apr 17-27
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 16-30
Moon Mar 19-30
CauliflowerFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-30
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
CornN/AN/AFrost May 4-25
Moon May 4-15
CucumbersFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 20-May 25
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Mar 30-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Apr 6-May 4
Moon Apr 6-16, Apr 30-May 4
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
OreganoFrost Feb 8-Mar 8
Moon Feb 8-16, Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 30-Apr 20
Moon Mar 30-31, Apr 17-20
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 13-May 4
Moon Apr 17-29
PumpkinsFrost Mar 30-Apr 13
Moon Apr 1-13
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 22-Mar 16
Moon Feb 22-Mar 1
RosemaryFrost Feb 8-22
Moon Feb 8-16
Frost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 4
Moon Apr 30-May 4
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 8-30
Moon Mar 8-18
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 11-25
Moon May 16-25
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 8-23
Moon Mar 8-18
Frost Mar 30-Apr 6
Moon Apr 1- 6
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 8-Mar 8
Moon Feb 8-16, Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 20-May 11
Moon Apr 30-May 11
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 22-Mar 8
Moon Mar 2- 8
Frost Apr 27-May 18
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 23-Apr 13
Moon Mar 23-31
WatermelonsFrost Mar 23-30
Frost May 4-18
Moon May 4-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4-15, May 30-Jun 1
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 4-Jun 1
Moon May 4-15, May 30-Jun 1