Hurray! One of the shriveled up milkweeds has new growth. This gives me higher confidence that the other shriveled plants that are very firmly standing have roots that are alive and growing. Hopefully, this means that I’ve only lost three in the North Plot. I lost two in the South Plot – one from my own negligence. This leaves 16 healthy (mostly) growing plants. I think this is a good start.
I also got all of the nectar plants into the ground. They are settling in. The weather turned cooler last night with a nice icy bite to the air. I wonder if this means that the opportunity for growth is leaving with the heat. There was also more moisture on the soil this morning. We will see how the plants navigate this change.