Planting Calendar for Murray, 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 9 (at MURRAY, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 16-May 7
Apr 16-19, May 4- 7
Beets Mar 26-Apr 16
Mar 26-Apr 4
Broccoli Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 19-20, Apr 5- 9
Brussels Sprouts Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Cabbage Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Cantaloupe Mar 12-19
Mar 12-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Carrots Mar 4-19
Mar 4- 5
Cauliflower Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Celery Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Apr 16-30
Apr 16-19
Collards Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Corn Apr 9-23
Apr 9-19
Cucumbers Mar 12-19
Mar 12-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Eggplants Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Kale Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Kohlrabi Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Leeks Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 12-20
Lettuce Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 26-Apr 23
Apr 5-19
Okra Apr 23-May 7
May 4- 7
Onions Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 21-Apr 2
Parsnips Mar 19-Apr 9
Mar 21-Apr 4
Peas Feb 25-Mar 19
Mar 6-19
Peppers Jan 28-Feb 11
Feb 4-11
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Potatoes Apr 2-23
Apr 2- 4, Apr 20-23
Pumpkins Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Radishes Feb 11-Mar 4
Feb 20-Mar 4
Spinach Feb 25-Mar 19
Mar 6-19
Squash Mar 12-26
Mar 12-20
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14
Sweet Potatoes Mar 12-19
Apr 23-May 14
Apr 23-May 3
Swiss Chard Feb 25-Mar 12
Mar 6-12
Mar 19-26
Mar 19-20
Tomatoes Feb 11-25
Feb 11-19
Apr 16-May 7
Apr 16-19, May 4- 7
Turnips Mar 12-Apr 2
Mar 21-Apr 2
Watermelons Mar 12-19
Mar 12-19
Apr 23-May 14
May 4-14