Quick question-I will run out of milkweed for my cats
I just wanted to ask a QUICK question. Today I went to get leaves for my indoor cats, and brought in 9 small instars and 3 eggs. And my outdoor milkweed is very damaged from black mold and to a lesser degree by insects, I can see that I will surely run out of milkweed to feed the brood.
Do you think that I can start seeds indoors now, and is there any way to speed up the growth of indoor seedlings? A special light?
Any one have any luck asking on here or on Craigslist, etc.. about getting milkweed from someone nearby?
There is no local native milkweed growing anywhere around here out in the open spaces. In the 60's most empty lots were glistening with green chrysalises, but the empty lots are a thing of the past. Below are some of the ones I brought in today. There were 3 newly hatched eggs. I saw a Monarch laying eggs yesterday :(