Free with purchase
Help restore the habitat of the Monarch Butterfly by planting Milkweed Seeds.
Please note there is a limit of one package per person. If you check out with more than one, we will still only send one package. If you are looking to purchase more than one pack for a group, please reach out to info@Southbrook.com.
How to grow milkweed from seed:
These Common Milkweed [Asclepias syriaca] seeds were gathered from Southbrook’s organic garden in 2017, and have been cold stratified in preparation for planting.
Fill peat pots ¾ with dampened soil, place 2-3 seeds per pot, and cover with ¼ in. or 0.6 cm of soil. Keep damp but not wet in a sunny spot, or under grow lights. Germination should take 2 – 3 weeks.
Plant in a sunny spot in the spring, when no more than 3 in. or 8 cm tall. Keep moist until established.
Milkweed can be direct seeded outside, with fall being the best time.