Milkweed in Netting Bags

Milkweed bugs (nymphs upper left and adults middle left) literally suck the life out of milkweed pods and their seeds. The bug-eaten pods are already dried and split, ready to spread their fluff.

I’m trying small nylon-net bags this year over the pods to help prevent the milkweed-bug damage. Once the pods formed and before I saw milkweed bugs, I cinched the bags over some of the better pods. I look forward to seeing how well this method works, and I’d love to hear from anyone who’s had success!

milkweed seed pods in nylon bags

milkweed seed pods in nylon bags

*** This site is comprised solely of the opinions of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She works to promote gardening and tourism in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.***

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