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milkweed seeds.

Unread postby Jimmy wallhanger » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:40 am

i was thinking of just growing milkweed in my backyard..... any particular kind of milkweed? seeds come in "showy" "common" and "bloodflower"

Im thinking the common should be fine.

Thanks


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Re: milkweed seeds.

Unread postby buttonbuck » Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:59 am

Jimmy wallhanger wrote:i was thinking of just growing milkweed in my backyard..... any particular kind of milkweed? seeds come in "showy" "common" and "bloodflower"

Im thinking the common should be fine.

Thanks


They had swamp milkweed seeds here in South Carolina at lowes
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:04 am

I just used the seeds of the local pods I picked and they worked well.
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Unread postby rhagenw » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:18 am

Expect the plants to take 2 years until they produce pods
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Unread postby Jackson Marsh » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:27 am

rhagenw wrote:Expect the plants to take 2 years until they produce pods



That's about what mine took. 3 to 4 years they really explode.
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Unread postby Jurist » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:33 am

I now feel naked in the woods with out a pod of milkweed in my pocket.

There is so much alone the roads that I drive, in a day I could fill the pick up bed with it.
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Re: milkweed seeds.

Unread postby sagDE » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:20 pm

Harder to find near me. A kind fellow on an archery forum mailed me some. Growing it sounds great! Good luck!
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Re: milkweed seeds.

Unread postby Jimmy wallhanger » Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:40 pm

thanks for the replies. bummer about the time it takes to produce pods
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Unread postby MittenHunter » Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:14 am

Yes, plant native milkweed. Even if you have easy access, the milkweed populations are down across N. America due to pesticide usage. For some reason, people want to control milkweed as it suffers from poor branding. The fact is, Monarch butterflies NEED milkweed nectar to survive. The reduction of native milkweed across the U.S. is suspected to be the cause of the Monarch butterfly population crash. In fact, 12/15/20 the Fish and Wildlife Service moved Monarch butterfly to the Endangered list: https://www.fws.gov/savethemonarch/ssa.html

Here is the kicker, plant the U.S. native species not the botanical ones that are native to Mexico. Unfortunately, the ones from Mexico are preferred by people due to the flower. Problem for the Monarch...they get fooled into thinking they reached the end of the migration.

This link will provides more information and has an interactive map where you could purchase seed across the Midwest: https://monarchjointventure.org/get-inv ... r-monarchs

Or you could just grow the ones you find along the roadway.
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Unread postby CattailCommander » Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:32 am

Jimmy wallhanger wrote:thanks for the replies. bummer about the time it takes to produce pods


Don't purchase seeds, I still have some pods/seeds I could send you or I'm sure theres probably plenty of others that would be willing as well.
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Unread postby Jimmy wallhanger » Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:01 am

bcarey2 wrote:
Jimmy wallhanger wrote:thanks for the replies. bummer about the time it takes to produce pods


Don't purchase seeds, I still have some pods/seeds I could send you or I'm sure theres probably plenty of others that would be willing as well.


I have a guy who is going to send me some if that falls through Ill take you up on that thanks bro.
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Unread postby Dumas1dr » Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:17 am

I could use some seeds if anyone has any available, I would pay for postage and for the seeds. I would rather support a member. I live in western Minnesota and want to start to grow some. I am new to milkweed so when do they start to produce the pods to go pick in spring? I am thinking about buying a pack of the internet so I don't have to wait. Anyone have a good source they like to get them from?
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Re: milkweed seeds.

Unread postby buttonbuck » Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:34 am

Jimmy wallhanger wrote:i was thinking of just growing milkweed in my backyard..... any particular kind of milkweed? seeds come in "showy" "common" and "bloodflower"

Im thinking the common should be fine.

Thanks


Dan posted this a while back. Cheap seeds and they pick for your area.

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Unread postby Ryan549 » Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:01 am

buttonbuck wrote:
Jimmy wallhanger wrote:i was thinking of just growing milkweed in my backyard..... any particular kind of milkweed? seeds come in "showy" "common" and "bloodflower"

Im thinking the common should be fine.

Thanks


They had swamp milkweed seeds here in South Carolina at lowes


Swamp milkweed does not produce pods as “common” milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
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Re: milkweed seeds.

Unread postby buttonbuck » Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:23 am

Ryan549 wrote:
buttonbuck wrote:
Jimmy wallhanger wrote:i was thinking of just growing milkweed in my backyard..... any particular kind of milkweed? seeds come in "showy" "common" and "bloodflower"

Im thinking the common should be fine.

Thanks


They had swamp milkweed seeds here in South Carolina at lowes


Swamp milkweed does not produce pods as “common” milkweed
Asclepias syriaca


Looks like it does, just not as big.

http://www.hiltonpond.org/ThisWeek100922.html


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