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

Planting Calendar for Pikeville, 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 18 (at BREAKS INTERSTATE PARK, VA climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 3
Bell PeppersFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 27Frost Jul 25N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
CauliflowerFrost Jul 7Frost Aug 4N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 26Frost Jul 5N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
EggplantsFrost May 5Frost Jun 30N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 25Frost Jul 20N/A
KaleFrost Jul 27Frost Aug 24N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 29
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 10
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 15
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 14
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 4
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost May 31
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 13
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 23
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 16Frost Jun 20N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
TomatoesFrost May 10Frost Jul 5N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 8
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 20
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 5
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 20

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 29 (at BREAKS INTERSTATE PARK, VA climate station, elevation 1893 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-29
Moon Apr 15-16
BasilFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 15-May 6
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 25-Apr 8
Moon Mar 25-31
CauliflowerFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
CornN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 3
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 3
CucumbersFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 29-Jun 3
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-20
Moon May 6-15
N/A
KaleFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 15-May 13
Moon Apr 15-16, Apr 30-May 13
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
OreganoFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-15
Moon Apr 1-15
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 8-29
Moon Apr 17-29
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 22-May 13
Moon Apr 22-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 8-22
Moon Apr 8-16
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Mar 3-25
Moon Mar 19-25
RosemaryFrost Feb 17-Mar 3
Moon Mar 2- 3
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
SageFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost Apr 29-May 13
Moon Apr 30-May 13
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 18-Apr 8
Moon Mar 18, Apr 2- 8
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 20-Jun 3
Moon May 20-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 18-Apr 1
Moon Mar 18
Frost Apr 8-15
Moon Apr 8-15
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 17-Mar 18
Moon Mar 2-18
Frost Apr 29-May 20
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Mar 3-18
Moon Mar 3-18
Frost May 6-27
Moon May 6-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 1-22
Moon Apr 17-22
WatermelonsFrost Apr 1- 8
Moon Apr 1- 8
Frost May 13-27
Moon May 13-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 13-Jun 10
Moon May 13-15, May 30-Jun 10