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Video Tutorial: How to Collect and Save Milkweed Seeds

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

Did you know that Common Milkweed is the #1 food source for Monarch caterpillars? Female Monarch butterflies will lay their eggs on the underside of Milkweed leaves, and as the Very Hungry Caterpillars grow, they will munch and chomp their way through the leaves, growing and thriving!


Without Milkweed, the Monarch Butterfly population will continue to struggle. Gardeners across Canada are doing their part by planting Milkweed in their garden. Luckily, Common Milkweed is easy to grow from seeds. The video below will show you how to harvest the seed pods, and how to separate the seeds from the fluff (also known as "chaff").




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