<![CDATA[Burpee Community - ]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/706/frost-free-areas en-US Burpee //d1l316k04n1hna.cloudfront.net/static/images/burpee-favicon.png 16 16 Burpee http://www.burpee.com/community/ <![CDATA[Re: Frost-Free Areas]]> http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/706/frost-free-areas?commentid=2030 Hi,  Thanks for posting.

There are no real frost free areas in the U.S.  Your Zone 8, on a 30 year average, is free of frost between early April to mid November.

For your seeds, you can sow your kale directly outdoors now, or wait for Spring once the ground has thawed.  Either season is good for kale seeds.

All others, onion, catnip and strawflowers, will do better being sowed next Spring.  Over this winter, you can safely store the catnip and strawflower seeds in cool, dark and dry location (not a refrigerator).  Unfortunately, the onion seeds do not keep well over a winter.

http://www.burpee.com/community/discussion/706/frost-free-areas?commentid=2030 September 6, 2013