We give away milkweed seeds to help monarch butterflies survive. Their population in the US has plummeted with the use of “Round-Up Ready” GMO crops. Farmers can use herbicides indiscriminately, so they wipe out the milkweed plants that the monarch caterpillars must have. The good news is that milkweed is easy to grow and thrives in most areas of the country. Just ask for a pack of seeds with your order – and plant the seeds of survival for these beautiful bugs!
This is tropical milkweed seed (the only kind we can find in bulk and caterpillers keep eating ours to the ground). Floridians need to cut it back to the ground in October to discourage disease.