Deadhead Milkweed?

Ellabell, GA(Zone 8a)

This is the first year I'm growing milkweed. I'm having great luck with it, but now I'm starting to see pods all over the place out there. Should I deadhead until later, or does it matter?

Grady, AL(Zone 8a)

I've been growing whats looks like this for a couple years. I leave the pods on the plant until they pop. I then clean them and plant in pots in August/September for next springs garden. The type I have is an annual here.

Ellabell, GA(Zone 8a)

That's the one I have plus a few others. There's hundreds of pods out there already, if I actually saved all the seeds from now until fall I could plant acres of milkweed.
I guess I should have said do I need to dead head to keep the plants flowering or do they flower just the same anyway?

Do you plant the seeds that early to keep under lights or in a greenhouse? I planted mine in January I think, and they were almost too big for the house before I could plant them out.

Grady, AL(Zone 8a)

Mine continue to bloom whether I deadhead or not. I could go for an acre of milkweed ... just think of all the flying flowers we would see :)

I put my plants in my daughters old play house for the winter. It has a skylight, I put two layers of 6mm plastic around the windows and I have a big drop light I use when it's going to freeze. The plants stay healthy, don't grow much, but take off when I put them in the ground. I don't have room in the house to start seeds :(

Ellabell, GA(Zone 8a)

Thanks for the answer. I will let the pods stay on then. I guess I can send the seeds out for postage in the fall.
An acre would be nice but I would have to cut down a bunch of trees to get that much open space. Maybe I could turn up the ground under the power lines.

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