Judy sent me this interesting and important article about Asclepias curassavica (opens in new tab). Apparently, it hosts a parasite to Monarch butterflies and doesn’t always die at the right time in fall, potentially confusing migrating Monarchs. Use the regional native butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) instead!
Two of my new tomato varieties (Amish Paste and Hungarian Heart) have either not flowered (Hungarian Heart) or only fruited twice (Amish Paste, literally TWO fruits on what is supposed to be a very productive variety.) Several websites suggested adding phosphorous as a potential solution for not flowering, so the dog helped me go to Ellison’s feed (she waggled at the store people) and I bought some bone meal and watered it into the soil around each of the three plants of the two varieties. We’ll see if it makes a difference in these last few weeks of the warm season!