Monarch Summer

A couple of years ago, I planted some common milkweed seeds in a sheltered area by my deck. Last year, a single plant sprouted, but it only grew to a foot, foot and a half. Didn’t flower. Finally succumbed to the drought. This year, two plants sprouted in the same spot. We had decent rains Read More …

Sprouts Progress

They’re growing. The beds aren’t as densely forested as the one on the front of the carton, I assume because more than a teaspoon of seeds was added to the latter. Next time, I’ll double the seeds. Sprouts are ready to harvest when they reach 2-3″ in height. Some are past that, but most have Read More …