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Monarch Larvea on Milkweed

Milkweed Seed Germination Procedures

Milkweed Cold Stratification Our friends at Painted Lady Vineyard and The Xerces Society have provided these detailed instructions to cold soak and stratify your milkweed seeds to get better and faster germination! Slow soaking and rinsing milkweed seeds removes a naturally occurring chemical from the seed surface to enable quick germination. In nature, this chemical [...]

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Growing Milkweed for the Monarch Butterfly

Milkweed – Monarch Butterfly Food Source As a small family owned heirloom seed company, we receive many requests for partnerships with or donations to some great causes. Some of these are exceptional, as when the Xerces Society contacted us this past January about growing a specific species of milkweed that is native to our part [...]

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