Saturday, May 5, 2012

Milkweed Sprouts

One of the areas I planted has no sprouts.
One of the areas I planted has one sprout that may be a milkweed plant.
One of the areas I planted has a lot of sprouts.  I think some are milkweed plants, but some are not.

A couple of weeks ago, I planted the milkweed seeds that I had stored in the refrigerator.
I have sprouts.

This is looking good!


  1. Congrats!
    I just noticed mine popping up through the mulch yesterday. Though it drives hubby CRAZY that I allow them to grow nilly willy everywhre, they are a magnet for many things besides the monarchs.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. hmmmmmmmm. Planting a "weed"???? Ill be watching/following with interesting....

  3. Congrats! Love to see those sprouts popping up!

  4. Congratulations!!! And great job! I am so excited that you were successful. I'm looking forward to seeing them as they grow.

  5. I'm going to have to start with a plant this year and then maybe next year I'll have re-seeds!

  6. I have milkweed like crazy on the perimiter of my property because my neighbor's kids love to open them in the fall. I didn't know they attract monarchs or anything, really. Hmm....I guess I'll stop hacking them down :) good to know!

  7. I dug up a milkweed or too from the public wooded trail, planted it and it died a few days later. The next year I had milkweek come up and it has spread in my butterfly garden. I pull out what I dont want every year but leave plenty for the monarchs. Hope your milkweed does good for you!

  8. Monarchs will be making their home in your garden for sure!!!Looks like they are coming up nicely.

  9. Awesome! You know all plants are actually weeds! Some are just prettier that others!

  10. nice post thanks for sharing...looking for to visit more...blessings

  11. I intended to collect a pod off of my milkweed plant last fall, but I was too late!! Milkweed was one of the first flowers I tried to start indoors from seed. .they are easy to germinate. .even without the cold treatment. My seed must have finally gotten old. .cause the wintersown ones (the only way I tried it this year) didn't sprout. You will LOVE the way that orange pops in your garden!! Mine will be blooming soon!!


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