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Asclepias sullivantii (prairie milkweed)  Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.

Asclepias sullivantii (prairie milkweed) Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.

A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds... Native to western half of USA

Asclepias Speciosa (Showy Milkweed) for Monarchs

A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds... Native to western half of USA

Then you'd better get ready! Fall is the best time to plant in the northern U.S. and parts of Canada. Find DIY instructions and milkweed seeds at Milkweed Rising.

Then you'd better get ready! Fall is the best time to plant in the northern U.S. and parts of Canada. Find DIY instructions and milkweed seeds at Milkweed Rising.

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Flower Bed Ideas for the Front of a House Facing East

In addition to recycling plastic bottles and jugs for watering slowly, try to recycle your waste water for the garden. Water collected in rain barrels, or water from the bath or laundry can be used in the garden.

In addition to recycling plastic bottles and jugs for watering slowly, try to recycle your waste water for the garden. Water collected in rain barrels, or water from the bath or laundry can be used in the garden.

Easy To Grow Varieties - another great resource for organic seeds

Easy To Grow Varieties - another great resource for organic seeds

Gardening by the moon cycle

10 gardening secrets that old timers know -- gardening by the moon cycle

Spring Sowing Containers are a faster, easier way to start warm weather milkweed seeds including tropical milkweed. Learn the differences between spring and winter sowing and discover how to give your milkweed seedlings a huge head start each spring...

Spring Sowing Containers for Tropical Milkweed

Spring Sowing Containers are a faster, easier way to start warm weather milkweed seeds including tropical milkweed. Learn the differences between spring and winter sowing and discover how to give your milkweed seedlings a huge head start each spring...

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