April 12, 2015
WV Sprout. As with the other milkweed seeds we are starting, I have removed the stratified seeds from their home in the refrigerator. They have been in the refrigerator since March 2.
Using a soilless mix and placing 5-6 seeds in a large pot, I have planted several pots today and taken outside in the hopes that I will now see some sprouts. We hope to have pots with green leaves showing by our June membership picnic. Our weather is already very warm, but the last frost date here is May 10. A dry week is predicted so I will have to watch and make sure these pots don't dry out.
|A large bucket of moistened soilless mix|
and a few smaller pots. 5-6 seeds will
to into each of the smaller pots.
|Holding area for the Whorled Milkweed. |
The pots with seedlings are from the April
workshop. The empty ones just had seeds put in
them a couple of weeks ago.
|A close up of Whorled Milkweed.|
August 13, 2015
Symphony Sprout shared a photo of her whorled milkweed! Lots of great growth over the summer.
All our future posts will be on the Marvelous Milkweeds page as an ongoing journal.