As I get more of the core site pages/posts finished, I will definitely post more about issues specific to other regions. Before the ground freezes or before your first big snowstorm. I condition the soil every year. There is no special equipment, and there are no little pots and flats to mess with. 3. Milkweed in the Hole! If not, search for specific milkweed pages on this site or consult with Mother Google. I will be sowing the seeds this fall.

  • Hi Mia, the seeds can get moldy in pods with fluff attached. When to Plant Milkweed seeds can be sown outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. I would try to speak with someone in your region that has actually used milkweed seed bombs before, to see how effective they are. What would you advise?

    Thanks!
    Sheila in NJ

    • Hi Sheila, if the seed pods are opening on their own and you can see mature brown seeds, I would harvest them now before the fluff starts coming out.

  • Hey Tony,

    Couple of questions;

    – Does butterfly weed form a single stalk or multiple stalks? I will also plant a few outside in Nov like you said.

    • Hi Diane, I use refrigerator stratification 1-2 months before planting. i show long does it take once they are in the ground? Click on the orange links to find seeds…htere are seed vendors I purchase from at the bottom of the page. I live in coastal CT.

    • Hi. W… Milkweed seeds do need a period of cold-treatment in order to germinate well, so if you live in a warm climate, cold-treat your seeds inside. Milkweed seeds are not viable if collected too soon. Milkweed seed planted in fall is naturally stratified. I’ve always prepared milkweed seeds by using the artificial stratification method ( click here for instructions ), however, was intrigued by this unique method. Planting Milkweed. You can easily grow Milkweeds to attract the Monarch and other flying creatures to your garden. 2. We then rototill and use hoes to work 8 inches of shredded leaves into the soil. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//forms.aweber.com/form/00/1093012500.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, "script", "aweber-wjs-y3yb6co95"));

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