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Basil Growing Season for Kansas

The NOAA National Climatic Data Center provides information to the public about spring and fall frost dates in the United States and the length of the expected growing season for each area. These statistics are calculated using data collected from 1971 to 2000, across 4300 weather stations located in every part of the country.

While informative, the statistics that NOAA provides is overwhelming. So, we took the liberty of extracting the most basic information that we feel would be useful to someone interested in growing basil outdoors.

The table below lists the date after which it should be safe to plant basil outdoors in each area of the state. This information is based on NOAA’s calculations for a 10% probability of temperatures falling below 36 degrees Fahrenheit. This means that, on average, there is only a 10% chance that you will see frost after this date. Also listed is the estimated length of the growing season. This is how many days you can expect to have before the risk of frost is greater than 10%.

Please use this information at your own risk. You must take into consideration many varying factors, for example, micro-climates or the presence of valleys and bodies of water, to determine your actual growing season.

StateCountyLast Frost DateLength of Growing Season
KSAllen5/05151
KSAnderson5/06145
KSAtchison5/01151
KSBarton5/10144
KSBourbon5/06148
KSBrown5/11134
KSButler5/10143
KSChase5/12137
KSChautauqua5/10149
KSCherokee5/05150
KSCheyenne5/22123
KSClark5/13137
KSClay5/16135
KSCloud5/12139
KSCoffey5/09145
KSComanche5/10146
KSCowley5/12143
KSCrawford4/28159
KSDecatur5/28115
KSDickinson5/17130
KSDoniphan5/08142
KSDouglas5/03154
KSEdwards5/13140
KSElk5/11138
KSEllis5/21126
KSEllsworth5/13133
KSFinney5/19127
KSFord5/14138
KSFranklin5/10143
KSGeary5/12138
KSGove5/17131
KSGrant5/16132
KSGray5/18130
KSGreeley5/25119
KSGreenwood5/05145
KSHamilton5/23121
KSHarper4/30160
KSHarvey5/07141
KSHaskell5/14137
KSJackson5/16132
KSJefferson5/10143
KSJewell5/19126
KSJohnson5/04150
KSKearny5/16130
KSKingman5/03160
KSKiowa5/10143
KSLabette5/11143
KSLane5/23124
KSLeavenworth5/12140
KSLincoln5/19123
KSLinn5/17135
KSLogan5/27118
KSMarion5/16132
KSMarshall5/18127
KSMcpherson5/12143
KSMeade5/11139
KSMiami5/13136
KSMitchell5/15134
KSMontgomery5/02152
KSMorris5/11139
KSMorton5/13142
KSNemaha5/17129
KSNeosho5/04149
KSNess5/20127
KSNorton5/16126
KSOsage5/05150
KSOsborne5/23123
KSOttawa5/14135
KSPawnee5/11145
KSPhillips5/21120
KSPottawatomie5/15131
KSPratt5/13135
KSRawlins5/23122
KSReno5/12143
KSRepublic5/14128
KSRice5/08146
KSRiley5/15137
KSRooks5/19125
KSRush5/20127
KSRussell5/13133
KSSaline5/10141
KSScott5/25126
KSSedgwick5/08153
KSSeward5/09147
KSShawnee5/14134
KSSheridan5/24124
KSSherman5/29113
KSSmith5/13133
KSStafford5/06150
KSStevens5/14139
KSSumner5/08143
KSThomas5/29114
KSTrego5/17131
KSWallace5/23123
KSWashington5/17130
KSWichita5/24122
KSWilson5/10145
KSWoodson5/04153