Seed suggestions for school project/community garden
Hi. I am a second grade teacher. During our butterfly unit last year we learned about monarchs and how they have lost much of their habitat. The children were distressed and wanted to help.
Every year on Earth Day, 160 2nd grade students have delivered flowers and poems to the neighbors in our community. I thought this year we could plant milkweed seeds and deliver plants instead to make our community butterfly friendly. We have open spaces, woods, small man-made lakes in our town house community.
My questions are:
Is this a hair-brained idea? : )
Which milkweed seeds would be easiest to grow and then thrive in Maryland, Zone 7?
Which nectar plants would be easiest to grow from seed?
I am open to any suggestions.