Easiest Way to Harvest Milkweed Seeds

You have to be living in a hole if you have not heard of the concern for the decline in Monarch populations across the United States. Much of the loss is thought to be destruction of habitat and of the native milkweed species that provide food for the Monarch larvae. In response, many organizations have started propagating milkweed and in some cases are giving away free milkweed seeds. However, if you are lucky enough to stumble upon a patch of milkweed close to where you live, you may want to collect some of the seeds yourself.

For all the hype of milkweed being a weed, in the case of Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), it sure does not Continue reading “Easiest Way to Harvest Milkweed Seeds”