We are so happy to share this wonderful seed saving information on harvesting Milkweed seeds and reasons for hope from our friends at Fruition Seeds.
As always, Petra has such important information to share and a beautiful presentation. Click on their blog link below to see the full video on how to best save Milkweed seeds to support monarchs next season.
Hello, Fruition Family!
What does hope look like?
First and foremost, hope looks like voting! We’re about to cast our ballots early, in person, and so can you! Here‘s a link to find one near you 🙂
Hope has also been floating by, flying south. The last handful of the millions of migrating monarch butterflies have been fluttering across our farm. Monarchs often migrate hundreds and sometimes thousands of feet above the trees, flashing black and bright copper as they make their way from the Northeast to Mexico to overwinter.
Monarch butterflies have made an incredible comeback in the last five years, in no small part thanks to gardeners saving, spreading and sharing seeds widely across our continent. If you’ve been growing milkweed — or at least not pulling it as weeds — we love you and thank you! Never doubt that your actions, like seeds, are deceptively small 🙂
A few years back our dear friend and mentor Kim Delaney of Hawthorn Seeds in Ontario, Canada shared with us her technique for harvesting milkweed seeds. Especially if you’re harvesting more than a few pods or are really invested in cleaning them with ease, it’s a complete game-changer! Indeed, this is the technique we use to harvest many thousands of milkweed seeds each autumn to share with you in our packets 🙂
Our blog shares this technique and so much more about saving seed and growing milkweed:
This technique is fabulous for all species in the Syriaca genus, by the way, and
~ if you know someone who would love this info, please don’t hesitate to share ~
Also, if you’re looking for fun, gorgeous packets to share the seeds you save, we’re thrilled to share our commUnity art packets with you!