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

Planting Calendar for Shepherdsville, 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 20 (at BERNHEIM FOREST, KY climate station).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Start Seeds Indoors by...Plant Seedlings Outdoors by...Start Seeds Outdoors by...
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Sep 5
Bell PeppersFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
BroccoliFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CabbageFrost Jun 29Frost Jul 27N/A
CantaloupesN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
CauliflowerFrost Jul 9Frost Aug 6N/A
CeleryFrost Apr 28Frost Jul 7N/A
CornN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
CucumbersN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
EggplantsFrost May 7Frost Jul 2N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
Jalapeño PeppersFrost May 27Frost Jul 22N/A
KaleFrost Jul 29Frost Aug 26N/A
KohlrabiN/AN/AFrost Aug 31
LettuceN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
OkraN/AN/AFrost Jul 12
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Jul 17
PeasN/AN/AFrost Aug 16
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Aug 6
PumpkinsN/AN/AFrost Jun 2
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Sep 15
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Sep 25
Sweet PotatoesFrost May 18Frost Jun 22N/A
Swiss ChardN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
TomatoesFrost May 12Frost Jul 7N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Sep 10
WatermelonsN/AN/AFrost Jun 22
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost Jul 7
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost Jul 22

Planting Dates for Spring

On average, your last spring frost occurs on April 25 (at BERNHEIM FOREST, KY climate station, elevation 551 feet).
CropFrost Based on Frost Dates
Moon Based on Moon Dates
Start Seeds IndoorsPlant Seedlings
or Transplants
Start Seeds Outdoors
ArugulaN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-25
Moon Apr 11-16
BasilFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
BeetsN/AN/AFrost Apr 11-May 2
Moon Apr 17-29
Bell PeppersFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
BroccoliFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CabbageFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
N/A
CantaloupesFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
CarrotsN/AN/AFrost Mar 21-Apr 4
Moon Mar 21-31
CauliflowerFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
CeleryFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
ChivesN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Cilantro (Coriander)N/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
CornN/AN/AFrost May 9-30
Moon May 9-15, May 30
CucumbersFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
DillN/AN/AFrost Apr 25-May 30
Moon Apr 30-May 15
EggplantsFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
Green BeansN/AN/AFrost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
Jalapeño PeppersFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-16
Moon May 2-15
N/A
KaleFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Apr 1-16
N/A
KohlrabiFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
N/A
LettuceFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 11-May 9
Moon Apr 11-16, Apr 30-May 9
N/A
OkraN/AN/AFrost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
OnionsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
OreganoFrost Feb 13-Mar 14
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
ParsleyN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 11
Moon Apr 1-11
ParsnipsN/AN/AFrost Apr 4-25
Moon Apr 17-25
PeasN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
PotatoesN/AN/AFrost Apr 18-May 9
Moon Apr 18-29
PumpkinsFrost Apr 4-18
Moon Apr 4-16
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
RadishesN/AN/AFrost Feb 27-Mar 21
Moon Feb 27-Mar 1, Mar 19-21
RosemaryFrost Feb 13-27
Moon Feb 13-16
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
SageFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 9
Moon Apr 30-May 9
N/A
SpinachN/AN/AFrost Mar 14-Apr 4
Moon Mar 14-18, Apr 1- 4
Sweet PotatoesN/AN/AFrost May 16-30
Moon May 16-29
Swiss ChardFrost Mar 14-28
Moon Mar 14-18
Frost Apr 4-11
Moon Apr 4-11
N/A
ThymeFrost Feb 13-Mar 14
Moon Feb 13-16, Mar 2-14
Frost Apr 25-May 16
Moon Apr 30-May 15
N/A
TomatoesFrost Feb 27-Mar 14
Moon Mar 2-14
Frost May 2-23
Moon May 2-15
N/A
TurnipsN/AN/AFrost Mar 28-Apr 18
Moon Mar 28-31, Apr 17-18
WatermelonsFrost Mar 28-Apr 4
Moon Apr 1- 4
Frost May 9-23
Moon May 9-15
N/A
Winter SquashN/AN/AFrost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 9-15, May 30-Jun 6
ZucchiniN/AN/AFrost May 9-Jun 6
Moon May 9-15, May 30-Jun 6