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The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.

The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.
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The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.




GMP 38: Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Exploration

I still laugh about the first time I "found milkweed". It was actually dogbane. I revisit this location and walk along the Truckee river in Reno Nevada. Learn about the different kinds of leaf damage on milkweed leaves. Milkweed bugs make a living on the leaf and we meet both the small milkweed bug and red milkweed beetle. Support the show by clicking thru the E-Z Straw amazon affiliate link: E-Z Straw is the perfect mulch for busy professionals who have a large...


GMP 37: Milkweed clothing. Is it the next big thing or just a fad?

Fall monarch migration is beginning now. Monarch's keep warm in Mexico and California. If they were people we would call them snow-birds. Are you ready for winter? Check out these parkas insulated with the fibers of milkweed plants. Asclepias clothing is light, hypoallergenic and renewable. Plus it will keep you warm thru the winter! Mason bees and summer leaf cutter bees do 10x the pollination work that a honeybee does plus they don't have a hive to protect so they don't sting. This...


GMP 36: Water Germination of Milkweed Seeds

Water germination of milkweed seeds was introduced to me by Francisco Julich. I recommend following Francisco on Instagram @jardimdeborboletas he is based in Brazil. My understanding of water germination of milkweed seeds was expanded by Dr. Steven Broyles who is a professional on the subject of milkweed. I credit Francisco and Steven with being first to share the water germination method in my blog post Water Germination of Milkweed Seeds. Looking for a simple guide to help you grow...


GMP 35: Mazatlan's Milkweed and the Monarch's Extinction

San Juan milkweed Paco's Reserva de Flora y Fauna SaveSave


GMP 33: April Showers bring May Milkweed 🤯

Three main topics discussed. One Gallon Greenhouse update including forward looking statement for the upcoming growing season. Water Germination of milkweed seeds. The easiest way to go from seed to plant in the fastest time possible. Recap of Milkweed Madness winners and a tease at whats to come in the 4th annual Milkweed Madness free seed giveaway. royalty free music by: Ben Sound at


GMP 32: Lynn Rosenblatt, author of MONARCH MAGIC and MONARCH BUDDIES dedicates 20 years to "POM-POM Paradise!"

Lynn Rosenblatt, author of MONARCH MAGIC and MONARCH BUDDIES dedicates 20 years to "POM-POM Paradise!" Complete Show Notes at GROWMILKWEEDPLANTS.COM/32 Connecticut teacher and author LYNN ROSENBLATT devoted twenty-five years to teaching energetic and spontaneous first and second grade children. She empowered students through a global teaching approach and welcomed student creativity and spontaneity. Her websites LynnRosenblattBooks and MonarchButterflyUSA continue that work. Lynn’s...


GMP 31: Milkweed Madness

Register now for Milkweed Madness. Listen to The Garden Path Podcast with Misti Little. I was a guest on her show. Look for Ep. 3-18: Grow Milkweed Plants | Brad Grimm Host: Brad Grimm Intro Music: sunny - Outro Music: acusticbreeze -


GMP 30: Conversation with Anurag Agrawal author of Monarchs and Milkweed

Anurag Agrawal author of Monarchs and Milkweed speaks to us on the topics that are most interesting to us. Book title - Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution Grow Milkweed Plants podcast - Season 3 Episode 3 Read the recent blog posts by todays guest. Click on the titles which are links to monarchs and milkweed in Oxaca Mexico and the surrounding area. Monarchs & Milkweed in Mexico – Pt 1 Posted on January 16, 2018 by...


GMP 29: Winter sown. Garden grown.

Winter sown. Garden grown. Use milk jugs to grow milkweed plants starting in the winter. Grow Milkweed Plants podcast - Season 3 Episode 2 Step two of winter sowing milkweed seeds in a one gallon greenhouse. My YouTube video link: How many monarch butterflies in the western population? See for yourself at Numbers should be released very soon. The 2017 Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count runs November 11th - December 3rd...


GMP 28: Grow Milkweed Plants is a verb. Lets get started!

Sorry for the long delay between episodes. I'm back and this episode is full of awesome content that will get you thinking about and growing milkweed plants. Episode timeline... 2:15 NRCS.USDA.GOV link to Regional Pollinator Efforts - Monarch Butterfly NRCS encourages farmers to plant pollinator strips to help the monarch butterfly. Seeds recommended included eight species of native milkweed which would directly make a positive contribution to monarch butterfly habitat. 7:00 Featured...


GMP 27: Asclepias cryptoceras, jewel of the foothills.

Jewel milkweed. Join me as we go explore the plant in-person. Host: Brad Grimm


Milkweed sap; my heart loves you - but my eyes are blinded by you

Vocabulary word: Phenology Cautionary tale of blindness. Milkweed sap poses a serious health risk to humans. Learn about the risks and how to safely work with milkweed. Milkweed Madness 2017 winners have received their prizes. I'll tell you what the prizes were, who donated some of the prizes and what you can do to make Milkweed Madness even greater in 2018. Monarch butterflies have advanced north and are passing thru southern Maine and have reached Canada, spread out around the great...


Play Milkweed Madness 2017

Vocabulary word: DIAPAUSE Milkweed plant donation by Cat R of Green Thumb Gardnes, on Instagran @hbgtg or REGISTER NOW FOR MILKWEED MADNESS 2017 (press and hold here for link) or Visit game registration closes on March 12 at midnight. host: Brad G.


GMP 24: Arizona Milkweed & the Queen Butterfly

Arizona Milkweed & the Queen Butterfly Arizona has about thirty native milkweed species that are host to both the monarch butterfly and the queen butterfly. On episode 24 I take you to Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area where I see my first Queen butterfly. Locations visited: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area Desert Botanical Garden Discover butterflies in the desert near Tucson by following Sergio Avila on twitter @savila2015 Host: Brad Grimm


GMP 23: Australia Wanderer Butterfly

In Australia the Wanderer Butterfly is found on the East coast from Brisbane thru Bundaberg. Host: Brad Grimm Music by Gary Thomas, Breath on the album Didgeridoo


Milkweed Jacket Keeps Canadians Warm

Congratulations to my brothers family on the birth of their new baby Rosemarie Sarah Grimm! Peaces - Handmade jewelry & adornments with a nature-theme, perfect for wearing your essential oils! How a Quebec company used a weed to create a one-of-a-kind winter coat Support monarchs and the show by ordering milkweeds from Grow Milkweed Plants Host: Brad Grimm


Mid-season Monarch Butterfly Rearing Supersode - 021

The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden In The World has been raising and releasing the monarch butterfly since 2014. In this episode you will hear: Thank you for listening! Host: Brad G. Follow on social media @growmilkweedplants Visit

California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly - 020

Monarch butterflies in the East are passing the 49º Latitude aka USA/Canada border and beginning the migration South toward Mexico. Learn where they will be in the next month and when they traditionally arrive in Mexico. Tim Wong is saving the California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly by growing the host plant, California Pipevine. I travel to Golden Gate Park to meet Tim and learn about his amazing mission to preserve a rare butterfly species. Monarchs may be in Newport Beach but its...

Chasing Butterflies - 019

Connect with Bryan Burks @BSburks who gave me a guided tour of the LA Arboretum @LAarboretum Discover more about monarchs via Monarch Arc and read the story by the VC Reporter featuring Juliana Danaus. The story is - The butterfly effect Featured song Chasing Butterflies by Karoline Host: Brad G Show brought to you by