Preparing the BF Garden!
Over the years my boys and I collected eggs from the swamp milkweed that grew in abundance in the wetlands behind our property and raised them to cats. Over time, the field has become overgrown with sweet gum trees and the milkweed is vanishing. So now, my daughter and I are preparing a bf garden! Its up on a slight slope but still want to give milkweed a shot. I've hand cleared the area of creeping (grrrr) Charlie and will spray the perimeter (my neighbor's yard). I have my milkweed seeds in the fridge one week now, can I pot them up in 2 weeks or longer? I'm assuming this will be timely enough for the bf's to find? My plans so far will include milkweed, verbena, penstemon (although gets mildew here) & butterfly bush. Any other plant choices for NJ zone 6b and considering rabbits? Oh and there are already 2 old garden roses in the background and a knock-out to the right.