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The Old Farmer's Almanac provides frost free dates across the U.S. Since 1792, The Old Farmer's Almanac has provided sunrise and planting charts for those who live on the farm, forecasts for those who don't like the question of weather left up in the air, and much more.

A 46-page informative document on home vegetable gardening in Kentucky from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture.

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Kentucky Growing Zones

USDA Plant Hardiness Map

Kentucky primarily lies in hardiness zone 6, with annual temperatures ranging from -10 to 105 F. The hardiness zones for Kentucky are broken down to 6a, 6b, and 7a in far western Kentucky. Frost-free dates vary with longitude, latitude, and mountain conditions. Lexington is April 17, while Louisville is not until May 10.

Click on the map above to go to the 2012 interactive USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map to find information on temperatures in your area. The USDA Web site includes an online interactive map that allows the viewer to "click" down in scale to one-half mile. It also includes national, state, and regional images in a variety of resolutions, and a ZIP code finder that provides the plant hardiness zone for all U.S. ZIP codes.