Post a reply

Avatar for BJ_Bonte
Oct 24, 2021 1:01 PM CST
Madison, Wisconsin
I put tge seeds in moist soil for 10 weeks. I want to broadcast them now, but it's cool and muddy. Can I wait now until spring?
Image
Oct 24, 2021 1:02 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
If you need to relax, grow plants!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
If the seeds have not germinated, I would dry them out and wait until spring.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
Image
Oct 24, 2021 1:10 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Welcome to the site!

It is best to plant the seeds in autumn, to germinate the following spring. They will flower in year three.

Usually much easier to purchase a plant, if they find their happy place, you will have lots of Butterfly Weed in a few years.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Image
Oct 24, 2021 2:09 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
Not all who wander are lost
Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Welcome!

Broadcast them now. Once the germination process has started it can't stop it. Next time, just toss the seeds where you want them to grow and let nature do the rest.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

President: Orchid Society of Northern Nevada
Webmaster: osnnv.org
Image
Oct 24, 2021 2:34 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier
Do you mean common milkweed? (Asclepias syriaca)
Butterfly weed? (Asclepias tuberosa)
Or some other milkweed?
I have milkweed vines (gonolobus suberosus) that are begining to scatter their seed to the wind now...
As a general rule of thumb, perennial plants produce seed at the correct time for planting...
Why do you want to remove them from the soil where they've been for 10 weeks?

Usually when I place seeds in soil, I leave them alone until I have plants that are large enough to transplant...

Really difficult to advise you when there's so much about your question that isn't clear.... but drying out the seeds that have been planted doesn't seem like a very good idea.
Image
Oct 25, 2021 8:19 AM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
Garden Photography The WITWIT Badge Seed Starter Wild Plant Hunter Region: Minnesota Hybridizer
Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Yes, plant them out now. The seed wants the cold, and should come up next spring. If the soil is wet and muddy, you will want to wait until it dries some so it is workable. As long as it is above about 35°F, you can plant them. If you have them inside the house, then in the meantime, it would be best to gradually start the cooling process and keep them in the unheated garage, until you are ready to plant.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the losers. - Socrates
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: BJ_Bonte
  • Replies: 5, views: 210
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Green and white delight"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.