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crystal lake, IL
Jun 14, 2020 5:06 AM CST
I have milkweed in my lawn were seeds fell, they are about a foot high, I thought I dug deep for the root, but when I transplanted them they died. How do I transplant without them dying. I am new to replanting them. Normally I use the seeds for next year.
Name: Andrea Reagan
Astatula, Florida (Zone 9a)
I collect seeds
Jun 14, 2020 7:28 PM CST
I usually transplant milkweed when they are smaller no more than three inches tall as long as they have true leaves. I water the soil around them to make the soil soft and I have the planting area ready for the transplants. Then I water again and for the next week or two I make sure they are moist.
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
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Jun 14, 2020 7:31 PM CST
if you can dig deeper you may find the main horizontal roots.
i'm pretty OK today, how are you? ;^)

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