On Oct. 26, 97 dharvey wrote:
>If anyone could please tell me where I could find these seeds.
>I am willing to pay a few bucks for some seeds. I really need them.
>If you have any info could you please drop me a email.
Since this is a weed species, the best way is to harvest them yourself from the
living plants in your area (they are easy to find in the early fall).
Unfortunately, that time is past. One place we obtained such seed was from
large seed companies that grow crops for seeding next years crops. They
screen out all of the unwanted seeds from the desirable ones, and collect them
for either disposal or experimentation. The problem Here is that you would
have to pick them out from all of the other seeds collected.
Another way would be to use a greenhouse to germinate just a few plants from
seeds you can still gather from roadsides ect. You can plant these seeds and
see which ones germinate, and let the milkweed grow to produce a new crop of
seed. Milkweed is a prolific seeder, so only 3-5 plants would produce enough
seed for most experiments. Also in the greenhouse, milkweed tends to go to
seed rather fast anyway (don't know the exact amount of time, but a many
weeks before most food crops produce seed under similar conditions. Good luck!