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Milkweed and Monarchs. Plant A Lot. #99702
March 19th, 2007 at 03:38 AM
March 19th, 2007 at 03:38 AM
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The South
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When we lived in south Louisiana, we had a half whiskey barrel chock full of Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed, I think. It grew like crazy and attracted Monarchs by the dozens. They laid so many eggs that hatched so many caterpillars, they ate every leaf to the stem and even ate some stems. plant a lot!

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Re: Milkweed and Monarchs. Plant A Lot. #99703
March 19th, 2007 at 06:10 AM
March 19th, 2007 at 06:10 AM
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Nashville, TN
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I hope everyone can plant milkweed. I really don't have a place to plant any.


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Re: Milkweed and Monarchs. Plant A Lot. #99704
March 19th, 2007 at 06:24 AM
March 19th, 2007 at 06:24 AM
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Illinois
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I know Milkweed will attract lots of Butterflies thumbup because I planted some a few years ago when one of my friends gave me some seeds. Boy, did the Butterflies ever love it! clp wink


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Re: Milkweed and Monarchs. Plant A Lot. #99705
March 19th, 2007 at 12:21 PM
March 19th, 2007 at 12:21 PM
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N.Y.
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I let some go wild *not the pretty kind,
the real wild stuff* and I have Monarch's
on mine too...
The boys have alot of fun watching for them to
land and then later we look for when they're
eating the leaves.. and to finally get to see those baby catapillar's are sooooooooo cute..


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done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
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Re: Milkweed and Monarchs. Plant A Lot. #99706
March 19th, 2007 at 01:21 PM
March 19th, 2007 at 01:21 PM
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Port Jervis,NY
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When I was teaching, we did a fall butterfly study. I would drive the back roads looking for milkweed plants so I could get some Monarch caterpillars. We would put them in a screen topped 10 gal. aquarium along with fresh milkweed daily. The kids would watch them eat and grow. They would go to the screen and suspend themselves to go into the chrysalis. When the metamorphasis was complete a beautiful monarch would emerge. We released them when they were dry and active. A great project for kids!


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