I would love any 'extra' seeds anyone has for any milkweed. (I currently grow only tropical and swamp) I do a little 'monarch-cycle program' for my son's elementary class, and would love to hand out some small packets of seed to the kids!! I usually don't have enough seeds from my small patch of milkweed to just hand them out randomly--I do give out a lot of seeds to fellow gardeners, but I want to make sure I can re-seed well each year!
And, I'm 'working' on the school to start a milkweed / butterfly garden on their grounds too! They already have an A-B-C garden, so I think they're going to be open to the butterfly garden and hopefully even becoming a waystation! Oh, and any other native flowing seeds (Indiana) would also be quite welcome!
I also have a farmer who is willing to seed around his field with milkweed!! And, he won't be using any non-organic methods of farming!! (No herbicides, pesticides, etc.) Woo-hoo! This is a huge
step here in the middle of Indiana soybean and corn growing land! So, if I have seeds to give to him--in addition to the seeds he might buy?--he's much more likely to work with me this spring!
A seed exchange is an awesome
idea--maybe if I get more species growing well and increase my milkweed area--which I already have planned to do this spring!--then I can actually have lotsa extra seeds to swap with my fellow butterfly homies here!
Here's my email if anyone has some goodies!
I'll provide my addy and gladly pay postage! Thanks so much!