Monthly Archives: February 2015

About milkweed in container and monarch butterflies

Standard
About milkweed in container and monarch butterflies

CONTAINER GARDENING

Photo credit: Monarch Watch

Milkweed (Asclepias)

GROWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MILKWEED

Live Monarch

Please read this entire page to get all the important information you need about Milkweed. The seed we send to you can grow almost anywhere in North America. When you are ready to plant, place seeds 1/8 inch below the soil surface you can use a deep pot, since most milkweeds have a long roots. Don’t plant the seeds too deep, because they need plenty of light and warmth to germinate and grow ( at 70 degrees within 14 days). Keep the seedlings moist for the first three weeks after they sprout, then transplant to larger containers with quality soil if necessary. You can lightly fertilize them lightly after the seedling stage, using a regular flower fertilizer. Cutting off the top of the plant after they reach 8-12″ creates more stalks and more leaves. It takes about two…

View original post 288 more words