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Q.Will Cedar Mulch Discourage Butterflies From Feeding On Milkweed?

Zone Great Barrington, MA | Anonymous added on July 19, 2021 | Answered

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Answered on July 20, 2021

Well, that is the only thing they eat so I buy extra plants, knowing that some will be eaten and look sad but hopefully not all of them. Works some years and not so well in others. Have you considered cutting milkweed back when the butterflies are en masse feeding? Or growing milkweed in pots (temporarily bring them inside when they butterflies are passing through).

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