Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Milkweed seed harvest underway

This spring/summer season has to be THE best yet for antelope-horns (Asclepias asperula) seed production in our Meadow! The pods are long and robust. I can't even begin to bag all of them, but I'm doing my best. The gauze bags keep the hungry milkbugs out and the seeds contained when the pods bust open. All I do is clip the stem when I'm ready to harvest. Then I sort the seeds from the fluff while the pod's still inside the bag. Very therapeutic! (Thank goodness our neighbors "get" me!)

UPDATE JULY 21, 2021

I harvested a bagful of seed!

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