Grow Milkweed Plants
By Brad Grimm
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In support of growing milkweed plants I am sharing the value that native milkweed has for monarch butterflies. Your host, Brad Grimm, created a website dedicated to education about milkweed. Visit http://www.GrowMilkweedPlants.com Get started taking action to find and grow milkweed. I'll warn you in advance, you may fall in love with this plant. The podcast dedicated to all things milkweed related. Topics include Asclepias, Monarch butterflies, milkweed, gardening and pollinators.
||CleanGMP 39: Milkweed butterflies of the Rio Grande Valley||"Politics divide. Butterflies unite. Plant milkweed." -Monarch Gardens||10/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 38: Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Exploration||Re-discovering milkweed and wildlife along the Truckee river.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 37: Milkweed clothing. Is it the next big thing or just a fad?||Where are monarchs now? Will they survive the fall migration? Learn how to help the monarch butterfly.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 36: Water Germination of Milkweed Seeds||From Seed to Soil is Seven Days||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 35: Mazatlan's Milkweed and the Monarch's Extinction||San Juan milkweed Paco's Reserva de Flora y Fauna The monarch butterfly isn't the only butterfly that uses Asclepias plants as their host. Queen butterflies and Soldier butterflies are a common sight in tropical regions like Mexico and...||6/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 34: California Pipevine Experience at San Francisco Botanical Garden||Show notes in progress.||5/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 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...||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 32: Lynn Rosenblatt, author of MONARCH MAGIC and MONARCH BUDDIES dedicates 20 years to "POM-POM Paradise!"||Guest: Lynn Rosenblatt||4/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 31: Milkweed Madness||Monarch butterfly population numbers are down again. Register for Milkweed Madness for a chance to win great prizes!||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 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...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 29: Winter sown. Garden grown.||Use milk jugs to grow milkweed plants starting in the winter.||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 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...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 027: Asclepias cryptoceras, jewel of the foothills.||Jewel milkweed. Join me as we go explore the plant in-person. Host: Brad Grimm||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 026: 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...||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 025: Play Milkweed Madness 2017||Vocabulary word: DIAPAUSE Milkweed plant donation by Cat R of Green Thumb Gardnes, on Instagran @hbgtg or https://www.instagram.com/hbgtg/ REGISTER NOW FOR MILKWEED MADNESS 2017 (press and hold here for link) or...||3/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 024: 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...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 023: Australia Wanderer Butterfly||In Australia the Wanderer Butterfly is found on the East coast from Brisbane thru Bundaberg. www.growmilkweedplants.com/23 Host: Brad Grimm Music by Gary Thomas, Breath on the album Didgeridoo||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 022: 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...||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 021: Mid-season Monarch Butterfly Rearing Supersode||The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden In The World has been raising and releasing the monarch butterfly since 2014. In this episode you will hear: Season start dates Season totals (or totals to date) Biggest single release date of the season Learn...||8/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 020: California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly||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...||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 019: Chasing Butterflies||Connect with Bryan Burks @BSburks who gave me a guided tour of the LA Arboretum @LAarboretum http://www.arboretum.org Discover more about monarchs via Monarch Arc and read the story by the VC Reporter featuring Juliana Danaus. The story is...||7/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 018: Common Milkweed in Omaha Nebraska. Zorinsky Lake Park is host to three kinds of milkweed||Brad G. flys to Omaha Nebraska to discover that common milkweed is pretty common. Links mentioned in the show: THANK YOU RACHEL C. THE "ORIGINAL BUTTERFLY" AKA O.B. THE STORY OF AN ORGANISM: COMMON MILKWEED Raising Butterflies and Moths for...||6/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 017: Milkweed at large, seeking out native milkweed in Washoe County, Nevada||Milkweed at large, seeking out native milkweed in Washoe County, Nevada - 017 View the complete show notes page at www.growmilkweedplants.com/017 Invitation to the Grow Milkweed Plants facebook group Local milkweed report Monarch Passion tee shirt at..||6/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 016: 1M Monarchs vs. a Mine, MexiRocks, Garden Vandalism & Jewel Milkweed||1M Monarchs vs. a Mine, MexiRocks, Garden Vandalism & Jewel Milkweed - Episode 016 View complete show notes page: http://www.growmilkweedplants.com/016 Learn about the threat that could deplete the water supply for the Oyamel Fir trees...||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 015: Monarchs And Milkweed Are Done With Freezing Weather||Grow Milkweed Plants Podcast Show notes: www.growmilkweedplants.com/015 Monarch deaths in Mexico on March 11, 2016 Cold moist stratification of milkweed seeds Milkweed Madness 2016 Host: Brad Grimm||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 014: Eastern Population and Milkweed Madness||Host: Brad Grimm @growmilkweed Content in this episode: Eastern Monarch Population in Mexico 2015/2016 Milkweed Madness seed giveaway If its good for the butterflies, it's good for me. Featured song: The Great Monarch Migration Visit "Milkweed...||3/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 013: Western Monarch Butterfly Population 2015||GMP Podcast Episode 013 - "Western Monarch Butterfly Population 2015" >page that accompanies this podcast Featured content: Western monarch population count is 271,924 butterflies. Data collected at 187 overwintering locations...||2/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 012: Braderfly at the Museum||GMP Podcast Episode 012 - "Braderfly at the Museum" >page that accompanies this podcast Featured content: The nickname given to the host is revealed. Recap of the conversation with Gail at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History....||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 011: Pacific Grove Monarchs||GMP Podcast Episode 011 - "Pacific Grove Monarchs" >page that accompanies this podcast Featured content: Monarch butterflies overwintering at Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary and Cooper Cabin at Andrew Molera SP. Featured...||1/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 010: Yosemite Monarchs and More||If it's good for the butterflies; it's good for me. Visit growmilkweedplants.com to find milkweed native to your area. View the show notes page for this episode by pressing and holding this link: growmilkweedplants.com/010||9/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 009: Peak Monarch Breeding Season||August is peak breeding season for monarch butterflies. Milkweed is tall as your head. Caterpillars are chomping away at leaves. Start planning next year's butterly garden today. Facebook groups mentioned: The Beautiful Monarch Open Group -...||8/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 008: Multi-State Milkweed Status||Podcast brought to you by Brad Grimm at Grow Milkweed Plants Sources for monarch research tags: Monarch Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest This page includes the recovery of monarch tag #4130 that flew from Annabella in CA to Kendra...||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 007: Spring Sightings of Monarchs and Milkweed||Monarch butterfly in my own backyard. Marine Monarchs is funded thru generous donation's including a match by Monarch Watch. Have you seen any monarchs this year? Milkweed is growing as the weather warms. Flowers are begining to bloom and the...||5/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 006: Texas Monarch Migration 2015||Texas Monarch Migration 2015 Migrating monarchs pass thru Texas in early spring. The Texas milkweed is super important and provides a habitat that allows the monarch to reproduce. If you would like to help this podcast then you can start by planting...||4/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 005: March Monarch Madness||Episode 005 show notes: Title March Monarch Madness Links mentioned in this episode: Find Milkweed for monarchs at: Grow Milkweed Plants website Marine Monarchs: facebook.com/marine.monarchs Monarch...||3/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 004: Milkweed First Growth||Connect with me at Grow Milkweed Plants 1. First growth on milkweed. Transplanting showy milkweed to the ground. 2. Breakup of monarchs In overwintering sites and start of migration 3. Plans to monitor and report in travel podcasts on the...||3/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 003: Monarch Population 2014||Monarch population is nearly flat but greatly reduced from previous decades. Pestacides in your garden could be lethal to monarch caterpillars nearby. Interstate 35 is becoming the Monarch highway. Milkweed in my backyard. Where are the monarchs...||2/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 002: Overwintering Monarch Butterflies||Visit www.growmilkweedplants.com for more information On todays episode I am going to share a few of the expeditions that I took this winter. I said expeditions but what I am talking about is visits that I made to monarch overwintering sites...||1/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGMP 001: Milkweed Motivations||Milkweed is the host plant for monarch butterflies. I discovered that the monarch population dropped to historic lows between my visit to over-wintering sites between 1996-97 and 2014-15. Visit www.growmilkweedplants.com for more...||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbout Brad Grimm at Grow Milkweed Plants||As a California boy raised on the central coastside I loved the ocean and the forest. One place that was a special treat for me in the winter was the State Beach named Natural Bridges. Natural Bridges State Beach is located in California on the North...||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Learning so much about monarch butterflies and milkweed plants.
Great Info on Monarch Butterflies
I purchased some Milkweed seeds from Brad's website and found his podcast there. I love the information that Brad delivers in these podcasts and would recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to help out the Monarch Butterfly. I have planted 3 different types of Milkweed in my backyard this year thanks to Brads dedication to helping save the Monarch. I always have lots of flowers in my backyard that atttracts butterfiles and pollenators, however I didn't realize that Monarch only lay their eggs on Milkweed plants.
Thanks Brad for giving us the information needed to help the Monarch survive!
Thanks for the podcast. It’s good to collect information about our beloved monarchs, and I enjoy your upbeat tone.