Planting Calendar for Paducah, KY

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 10 (at PADUCAH WALKER BOAT YA, KY climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
Bell Peppers Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
Celery Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 17-May 1
Apr 17-19
N/A
Eggplants Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
Leeks Jan 29-Feb 12
Feb 4-12
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
N/A
Cabbage Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
N/A
RadishesN/AN/A Feb 12-Mar 5
Feb 20-Mar 5
Tomatoes Feb 12-26
Feb 12-19
Apr 17-May 8
Apr 17-19, May 4- 8
N/A
Broccoli Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 20-Apr 10
Mar 20, Apr 5-10
N/A
Brussels Sprouts Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
N/A
Cauliflower Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
N/A
Collards Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
N/A
Lettuce Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 27-Apr 24
Apr 5-19
N/A
PeasN/AN/A Feb 26-Mar 20
Mar 6-20
SpinachN/AN/A Feb 26-Mar 20
Mar 6-20
Swiss Chard Feb 26-Mar 13
Mar 6-13
Mar 20-27
Mar 20
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/A Mar 5-20
Mar 5
Cantaloupes Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
Cucumbers Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/A Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 13-20
OnionsN/AN/A Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 21-Apr 3
Pumpkins Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
Squash (Zucchini) Mar 13-27
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
Sweet Potatoes Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
Apr 24-May 3
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/A Mar 13-Apr 3
Mar 21-Apr 3
Watermelons Mar 13-20
Mar 13-20
Apr 24-May 15
May 4-15
N/A
ParsnipsN/AN/A Mar 20-Apr 10
Mar 21-Apr 4
BeetsN/AN/A Mar 27-Apr 17
Mar 27-Apr 4
PotatoesN/AN/A Apr 3-24
Apr 3- 4, Apr 20-24
CornN/AN/A Apr 10-24
Apr 10-19
BeansN/AN/A Apr 17-May 8
Apr 17-19, May 4- 8
OkraN/AN/A Apr 24-May 8
May 4- 8

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!