Planting Your Milkweed Seeds in the Spring

Since the 1990s, the monarch population has declined significantly. The problem stems from the decline in milkweed — the only plant the monarch butterfly will lay eggs on, and the only plant that the monarch caterpillar will feed on before it turns into a butterfly.  Last fall, the Hekademia team joined the #MilkweedForMonarchs campaign to support … Continue reading Planting Your Milkweed Seeds in the Spring

Planting Your Milkweed in the Fall

The easiest way to plant your seeds is to sow them in the fall and allow Mother Nature to do the rest of the work.  Wait until after the first frost to plant your seeds because they germinate better in cool soil. Also, if the seeds begin to germinate before the first frost, the seedling … Continue reading Planting Your Milkweed in the Fall

Our “Milkweed for Monarchs” Campaign

It’s that time of the year—our gardens are starting to shrivel up and I just overheard our CEO talking about the beloved smell of rotting leaves.  But even with the looming end of everything we look forward to all year here in Canada, the fall brings great opportunity …. and gratitude for our friends in Florida (wink … Continue reading Our “Milkweed for Monarchs” Campaign