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Ordering Milkweed Seeds

7-6-15 milkweed seeds IMG_0973If you would like to order milkweed seeds, you can find several options at http://www.xerces.org/milkweed-seed-finder/

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6 responses

  1. Meredeth Allen

    Mary, that is the most spectacular photo of the release of milkweed seeds I’ve ever seen! Years ago, I scattered seeds all over our small meadow in Francestown, NH resulting now in too many plants. Last year I saw exactly one Monarch. Please keep us apprised of any good news about that beautiful creature. Thanks, Meredeth Allen

    July 6, 2015 at 8:58 am

  2. Ane Kellam

    Oh, Maybe i should be saving and sharing my milkweed seeds. The patch is in full heavenly scented bloom right now. Wish there were more insects enjoying it ! a few bumbles and a few butterflies and moths.

    July 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

  3. Bill On The Hill...

    Hi Mary… I am offering quantity discounts on milkweed seeds from the highlands of Corinth, Vermont.
    There is no lack of milkweeds on the mountain, in fact they are currently loaded & ready to explode & continue their invasive tendencies.
    I cannot cut them down fast enough with the brush hog!
    However, on a more positive note, they exude a wonderful aroma each summer when the flowers open up & they are loaded with every imaginable insect as your post clearly shows.

    I have not spotted a Monarch yet this season, but hopefully when the milkweeds blossom that will change in short order.

    I have a love/hate relationship with the milkweed plant…
    BF…

    July 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

  4. Walden morton

    Arghhh…in our NH valley our farmers are desperately pulling up milkweed as its leaves are toxic if too much in hay for sheep horses and cows..we need to all get on the same page with this

    July 6, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    • Not sure how to tackle that one, Walden…

      July 6, 2015 at 3:22 pm

  5. Cindy

    Common Milkweed is thought to be poisonous to humans, but that is a myth. Great article (and site!)

    http://foragersharvest.com/milkweed-a-truly-remarkable-wild-vegetable/

    This summer I’ve been experimenting eating different stages. Easy to find or plant, easy to recognize, easy to harvest, easy to leave plenty for other creatures. Can’t wait to try the “cheese” stage!

    July 9, 2015 at 8:38 am

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