This^^^Just keep it in the pod and wrap a rubber band around it. Works like a charm. Just slide the rubber band as needed. And I prefer to scatter the seed as well. Least we can do for the ol butterflies and other pollinators that keep habitat diverse.
You said it perfectly.Just keep it in the pod like @Allegheny Tom said. I steal my daughters tiny hair rubber bands they are perfect size for milkweed. The pod is its own natural storage and it floats better straight out of the pod when it is max fluffed. I don't get why people use separate containers.
I've done some germination tests on the seeds. I've yet to have any of them show viability. Not sure why that is.I tried this and then tossed them after they didn’t bloom. Then I heard it takes 2 years to mature. May try it again. I
They do. I lucked out and found ONE milkweed plant on my local public (only one I've ever seen) and I saved the pods and read up on it. They apparently need to be kept in a fridge/freezer for a bit before being planted according to the hivemind.I've done some germination tests on the seeds. I've yet to have any of them show viability. Not sure why that is.
I've never tried stratifying them, I wonder if milkweed requires a freeze cycle for the seeds to be viable.
I'm sure the answer is on the internet somewhere.