Posted September 28, 2010
Last spring, three small milkweed plants sprouted up in the middle of one of our garden beds. We dug the milkweed up when we cultivated the bed, but not before carefully saving seeds from these fuzzy, silvery plants and nursing them to germination in our greenhouse. Our intention was to plant the new milkweed starts in the garden's perennial flower borders, and leave the more central garden beds for vegetable production.
For gardeners, things don't always go as planned.
To our chagrin, the milkweed came up in full force all over the garden, in the cultivated garden beds as well as in t