After the success of my sunflower garden last year, I’ve decided to expand my garden. This year, along with sunflowers, I’ve also decided to grow tomatoes, bell peppers, and milkweed (AKA butterfly weed). Tonight, I plotted my tomatoes and bell peppers because they need to grow inside before they’re transplanted outside.
I’m particularly excited about the butterfly weed. Monarch butterflies are very close to being put on the endangered list. I love monarchs and want to do all I can to help them and raise awareness. I’m hoping my butterfly weed is successful in attracting and feeding and nursing them and I encourage others to do the same! They’re not seeds you’ll typically find at your neighborhood grocery store, so I ordered 5000 seeds off of Amazon.
I begin planting these seeds outside within the next few weeks. It’s still a little cool and early in the season.