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Name: UrbanWild
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Kentucky - borderline of 6a & 6b
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Jan 9, 2021 10:21 AM CST
I'm considering growing alfalfa in containers. I don't want it in my beds and I'm thinking it will be easier to have in containers. I'm primarily looking to add foodplant for:

Colias eurytheme (orange sulphur)
Colias philodice (clouded sulphur)

Everes comyntas (Eastern tailed blue)

I'm hoping to be able to trim it like long grass through the year to keep fresher, more tender leaves available. Has anyone done this?

Always looking for interesting plants for pollinators and food! Bonus points for highly, and pleasantly scented plants.

"Si hortum in bibliotheca habes, nihil deerit." [“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”] -- Marcus Tullius Cicero in Ad Familiares IX, 4, to Varro. 46 BCE
Name: Jim D
East Central Indiana (Zone 5b)
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May 5, 2021 2:41 PM CST
Alfalfa in a pot second season
Thumb of 2021-05-05/jimard8/346b3f I had a larger one for about three years before needing to be redone ,

In the Butterfly garden if a plant is not chewed up I feel like a failure

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