More Butterflies!

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    May 10, 2014 2:50 PM GMT
    ...or at least 3 Monarch caterpillars, munching on our dill. That my husband uses for our meals (the dill, not the caterpillars, along with the other herbs he grows).

    Why some butterfly laid her eggs on our dill, when we have the better milkweed right there for that reason, I don't know. But I told my husband we're gonna go out today and buy some more milkweed, and plant it right next to the dill, where there's some open space.

    To encourage the caterpillars to move over (even if I have to move them myself). Saving both our dill, and giving the caterpillars a better food source, to grow bigger. And when they're grown, and pupate and emerge, I'll try to take pics and post them here, as I've done before. icon_biggrin.gif
  • kew1

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    May 11, 2014 7:27 AM GMT
    I find nasturtiums a good sacrificial plant. They grow quite fast , then end up as stems. The only thing that seems to get eaten faster is a marigold, they vanish overnight.