when are the Milkweeds ready ?

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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:04 am

dan wrote:22 Pods will last you about 6 years :lol:
Really, I think I go through about a pod a month. There are thousands of seeds in each.


:lol: I was wondering about that, but I had absolutely no idea how many of them seeds were in a pod... Oh well, now I know...


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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby DropTyne » Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:55 pm

The other day I was looking for some.... I couldn't find any, I think Dreaming Bucks picked them all :lol: . Seriously though, where the heck do I find some of these things, Marshy areas? Grass fields/CRP?
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:47 pm

I found mine just in the ditch next to the road, I was driving real slow and all at once, they stuck right out at me, so I stopped and backed up and I could see the pods hanging from the plants... I don't know where you would look for these as far as common spots, but like I said, I found mine right in the ditchline...
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dan » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:56 am

They grow along ditchs quite well and driving around has always been the easiest way to find them for me. They also seem to sprout in the same spots year after year.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby Zap » Wed Sep 01, 2010 3:11 pm

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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dirt nap giver » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:09 pm

Just opened one yesterday and I don't think they are ready yet. Seeds are still white.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dan » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:10 pm

dirt nap giver wrote:Just opened one yesterday and I don't think they are ready yet. Seeds are still white.

You just gotta follow the drying instructions I posted. ;)
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby muddy » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:10 am

Depends on what type of milkweeds you want. Around here the swamp milkweeds have gone to seed and are floating all over my back yard. The butterfly milkweeds are also just starting to turn as well. The great big buggers are a ways off yet.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dirt nap giver » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:40 am

dan wrote:
dirt nap giver wrote:Just opened one yesterday and I don't think they are ready yet. Seeds are still white.

You just gotta follow the drying instructions I posted. ;)

Must have overlooked that. Last year I picked a milk crate full, and yeah, walked into the lean to and they were every where. I guess I was stock piling for the next hundred years. One thing I did do was take a round metal container that pellets come in from a pellet gun and drilled a 1/2" hole in the top, stripped the seeds and the core after they were dry. In the small container, I can fit 3-4 seeds. I tried to just carry them in my pocket and I am still pulling them out of my hunting pants even after turning the pocket inside out last year.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:20 am

I cut my milkweed pods open, and this is what they look like... Do they look ready to you guys ? and do you cut the seeds off or do you use them with the seeds on ?
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dan » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:01 am

Put it on your dash board till it drys... I usually pick the seed off to get good float.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby Spysar » Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:10 am

dan wrote:Put it on your dash board till it drys... I usually pick the seed off to get good float.


If you have milkweed pods drying on your dashboard.................................................................well, you might be a redneck. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dan » Sat Sep 04, 2010 6:41 am

Spysar wrote:
dan wrote:Put it on your dash board till it drys... I usually pick the seed off to get good float.


If you have milkweed pods drying on your dashboard.................................................................well, you might be a redneck. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Got some drying there right now Spy :lol:
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby Spysar » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:29 am

I just picked a big bag full from a patch I've been eyeing. I got them in a dry spot in the fresh air. I don't like them picking up scent from my house or car.
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Re: when are the Milkweeds ready ?

Unread postby dreaming bucks » Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:08 am

:D :D :D :D


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