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Butterfly Farming in December

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Butterfly Gardening, Celebrating with Butterflies | 0 comments

Butterfly Farming in December

It is that time of year again. It is time to start planting seeds so we have lots of host plants to feed our caterpillars this spring. If you had told me that I would be planting Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) 10 years ago, I would have told you were crazy. You must have a lot of respect for this plant. As a butterfly farmer, I have come to appreciate this plant. It will let you know if you come in contact with it. Your hands get that feeling as if they were asleep and just waking up. That feeling of a million needles pricking your hands. We now have this plant growing in abundance around...

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