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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!




11 comments:

  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!
    :)

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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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