Planting Calendar for Okolona, 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 10 (at LOUISVILLE INTL AP, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans Apr 17-May 8
Apr 17-19, May 4- 8
Beets Mar 27-Apr 17
Mar 27-Apr 4
Broccoli Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 20-Apr 10
Mar 20, Apr 5-10
Brussels Sprouts Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Cabbage Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Cantaloupe Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Carrots Mar 5-20
Mar 5
Cauliflower Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Celery Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 17-May 1
Apr 17-19
Collards Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Corn Apr 10-24
Apr 10-19
Cucumbers Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Eggplants Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Kale Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Kohlrabi Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Leeks Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
Lettuce Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 27-Apr 24
Apr 5-19
Okra Apr 24-May 8
May 4- 8
Onions Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 21-Apr 3
Parsnips Mar 20-Apr 10
Mar 21-Apr 4
Peas Feb 26-Mar 20
Mar 6-20
Peppers Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Potatoes Apr 3-24
Apr 3- 4, Apr 20-24
Pumpkins Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Radishes Feb 12-Mar 5
Feb 20-Mar 5
Spinach Feb 26-Mar 20
Mar 6-20
Squash Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
Sweet Potatoes Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
Apr 24-May 3
Swiss Chard Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 20-27
Mar 20
Tomatoes Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
Apr 17-May 8
Apr 17-19, May 4- 8
Turnips Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 21-Apr 3
Watermelons Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15