Planting Calendar for Pikeville, 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 26 (at BREAKS INTERSTATE PARK, VA climate station).
Crop Based on Frost Dates   Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsTransplant SeedlingsStart Seeds Outdoors
Beans May 3-24
May 4-18
Beets Apr 12-May 3
Apr 20-May 3
Broccoli Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Apr 5-26
Apr 5-19
Brussels Sprouts Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Mar 29-Apr 19
Apr 5-19
Cabbage Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
Cantaloupe Mar 29-Apr 5
Apr 5
May 10-31
May 10-18
Carrots Mar 22-Apr 5
Mar 22-Apr 4
Cauliflower Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
Celery Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
May 3-17
May 4-17
Collards Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Mar 29-Apr 19
Apr 5-19
Corn Apr 26-May 10
May 4-10
Cucumbers Mar 29-Apr 5
Apr 5
May 10-31
May 10-18
Eggplants Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
May 10-31
May 10-18
Kale Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Mar 29-Apr 19
Apr 5-19
Kohlrabi Mar 29-Apr 19
Apr 5-19
Leeks Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
Mar 29-Apr 19
Apr 5-19
Lettuce Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Apr 12-May 10
Apr 12-19, May 4-10
Okra May 10-24
May 10-18
Onions Mar 29-Apr 19
Mar 29-Apr 4
Parsnips Apr 5-26
Apr 20-26
Peas Mar 15-Apr 5
Mar 15-20, Apr 5
Peppers Feb 14-28
Feb 14-19
May 10-31
May 10-18
Potatoes Apr 19-May 10
Apr 20-May 3
Pumpkins Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
May 10-31
May 10-18
Radishes Feb 28-Mar 22
Feb 28-Mar 5, Mar 21-22
Spinach Mar 15-Apr 5
Mar 15-20, Apr 5
Squash Mar 29-Apr 12
Apr 5-12
May 10-31
May 10-18
Sweet Potatoes Mar 29-Apr 5
Mar 29-Apr 4
May 10-31
May 19-31
Swiss Chard Mar 15-29
Mar 15-20
Apr 5-12
Apr 5-12
Tomatoes Feb 28-Mar 15
Mar 6-15
May 3-24
May 4-18
Turnips Mar 29-Apr 19
Mar 29-Apr 4
Watermelons Mar 29-Apr 5
Apr 5
May 10-31
May 10-18