Planting Calendar for Morehead, KY

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 22 (at CAVE RUN LAKE, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
BeansN/AN/A Apr 29-May 20
May 4-18
BeetsN/AN/A Apr 8-29
Apr 20-29
Bell Peppers Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
Broccoli Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Apr 1-22
Apr 5-19
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
N/A
Cabbage Feb 24-Mar 11
Mar 6-11
Mar 25-Apr 8
Apr 5- 8
N/A
Cantaloupes Mar 25-Apr 1
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Mar 18-Apr 1
Mar 21-Apr 1
Cauliflower Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Mar 25-Apr 8
Apr 5- 8
N/A
Celery Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Apr 29-May 13
May 4-13
N/A
Collards Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
N/A
CornN/AN/A Apr 22-May 6
May 4- 6
Cucumbers Mar 25-Apr 1
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
Eggplants Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
Lettuce Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Apr 8-May 6
Apr 8-19, May 4- 6
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
Leeks Feb 10-24
Feb 10-19
Mar 25-Apr 15
Apr 5-15
N/A
OkraN/AN/A May 6-20
May 6-18
OnionsN/AN/A Mar 25-Apr 15
Mar 25-Apr 4
ParsnipsN/AN/A Apr 1-22
Apr 1- 4, Apr 20-22
PeasN/AN/A Mar 11-Apr 1
Mar 11-20
PotatoesN/AN/A Apr 15-May 6
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 25-Apr 8
Apr 5- 8
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Feb 24-Mar 18
Feb 24-Mar 5
SpinachN/AN/A Mar 11-Apr 1
Mar 11-20
Squash (Zucchini) Mar 25-Apr 8
Apr 5- 8
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Mar 25-Apr 1
Mar 25-Apr 1
May 6-27
May 19-27
N/A
Swiss Chard Mar 11-25
Mar 11-20
Apr 1- 8
Apr 5- 8
N/A
Tomatoes Feb 24-Mar 11
Mar 6-11
Apr 29-May 20
May 4-18
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Mar 25-Apr 15
Mar 25-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 25-Apr 1
May 6-27
May 6-18
N/A

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 Plant Seedlings or Transplants 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!