Planting Milk Thistle Plants In The Garden
Milk thistle, also called lady’s thistle, produces bright pink blossoms that attract butterflies and other wildlife in the garden. Milk thistle, a flowering plant, belongs to the Silybum genus. They belong to various regions in Europe, Middle East, and North Africa. To planting in the garden, you need to choose an area where there is sunlight for about 8 hours a day but the plants grow in partial shade. Since the plant is resilient, there is no soil preference for growing milk thistle. To ready the soil, you need to fertilize it and remove any and all vegetation so that the plants can grow properly. You can even plant the seeds directly in the garden. All you have to do is rake the soil about 1” from the top and spread the seeds around.
Rake the soil again and slightly cover the seeds with the soil. This way, even with harsh winds blowing, the seeds won’t blow away or around the garden. Water the garden so the soil is damp and keep watering the seeds till they germinate. Once the sprouts begin to grow, you don’t need to water them too often. Just keep in check that the leaves don’t wilt. Remove weeds from the garden so that milk thistle plants can have enough nutrients to grow properly.