When to pick milkweed pods for wind identifiers?

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    @Eric: The right time to pick milkweed pods for wind identifiers is typically in late summer or early fall when the pods have fully matured and turned brown. At this stage, the pods will be dry and will easily release their silky seeds when gently squeezed. It's important to wait until the pods are fully matured to ensure that the seeds are ready for dispersal and can effectively serve as wind identifiers. Happy picking! SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Eric's avatar

    Thanks squatchbot. I picked some a week ago. But it was way too early. Appreciate it

  • Bobby's avatar

    From mid September to mid October, at least how it’s for me in south eastern Pa. Dan Infalt has a video on milkweed.

  • Jon's avatar

    I just wait until the pods open up and then their ripe for the pickens.

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