The caterpillars are going through my milkweed leaves like crazy. Even my flowers are barely satisfying them. Then, today, I happened to think about my Blue Vine milkweed which is growing wild in my yard. It is a wild native species to Texas. I have to constantly keep it trimmed back. It will grow right between the wood siding planks on the side of my house if I let it. I don't have a lot of it right now, but I decided to harvest what I have for the hungry caterpillars. Below is a picture of them grazing on the blue vine milkweed.
By now, we must have close to 50 caterpillars in there! Hopefully, I will have enough leaves and flowers to hold out. I will let you know how it turns out.
Caleb & Janae Warren