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Questions About Poppy Cultivation
    #1966093 - 09/30/03 03:09 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)


Since the time is here to plant seeds, I have a few questions.


1) I know poppies like to be sown in open sunlight, but it would be much more practical to grow them in a wooded area, so will they still be able to grow decently?


2) One person suggested to me to just go around sprinkling seeds but since I doubt this would actually work, how deep do you need to plant the seeds for them to still grow?



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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #1966266 - 09/30/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Actually sowing the seeds can work just fine...I am going with peat pellets indoors then will plant the pellets in clumps ala "Starter", outdoors.

If I were going the woods, I would find the sunniest place possible, then I would use a makeshift tiller of some sort and break up the ground a bit, then sow 50/50 sand and seed- maybe throw a thin coat of soil over them for protection, very thin...


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: KentuckyPWRLFTR]
    #1969098 - 10/01/03 12:01 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Poppy seeds need to have contact with soil to germ i tryed throwing hand fulls of viable seed on the grass and in the woods and got nothing.

Get a patch of soil and after the raing has come throw the seeds on the ground should germ in 6-20 days.


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: Remut]
    #1969140 - 10/01/03 12:27 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Well, I saw someone sow a bottle of McCormick's seeds directly on the ground, sparse grass...10 plants came up...

How much grass grows in the woods where you live? I have seen virtually zero here...Generally speaking, "woods" have lots of trees and very little to no grass, ergo the name "woods". I assumed that he meant sowing in such a space since THAT'S WHAT HE TYPED was his preference. I do agree you cannot sow the seeds on top of grass, trees, cars, houses, oil tankers, etc. and expect them to germinate...

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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: KentuckyPWRLFTR]
    #1970662 - 10/01/03 10:12 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Well, nobody really answered my question:

Will the poppies grow decently in almost complete shade? I know they won't grow good but I am just wandering if you will still get a harvest to make it worthwhile.


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #1970790 - 10/01/03 10:49 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

it couldn't be good..


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #1971298 - 10/02/03 01:01 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

You should put them in the most sun soaked loacation you can find. I grew some a month back which were shaded half the day and they were very small! :frown:


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #1972299 - 10/02/03 11:28 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I answered BOTH of your questions!

1)If you have to plant in woods then find the sunniest posssible spot.

2)If you sow them directly on the ground in the woods some will probably grow but I'd til up a spot.


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #1972390 - 10/02/03 12:05 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I've seen poppy naturalise and it does so readily when it goes to pod, pods desiccate and spill like pepper shakers mid-summer. Come mid-autumn, new seedlings are all over the place, from between *cracks in pavers to the lawn (yep, they'll start up in the lawn but the lawn mover takes 'em out) but they thrive when they self-seed back into the beds.

* If my camera was working I could take pics of poppy growing between pavers and retain walls. They just push for survival. Virtually weeds.

Put simply, they'll always do best in full sun in veggie quality made soil. They don't do anywhere near as well in heavy clay or in tight/small soil spaces like paver-cracks nor in heavily root taken soils -- trees/shrubs -- so growing in the woods wouldn't work satisfactorily. Not unless there was a clearing and you did the work to till/improve the soil. Think of what vegetables/bedding-flowers need, duplicate that and you'll get the results. Any basic gardening book will discuss that.


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: Starter]
    #1977522 - 10/03/03 11:10 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

I plan to go ahead and do the work to clear the area of pine needles and leaves. I'm just going to go ahead and try planting them in almost complete shade. I know they won't do very well but it's pretty much my only choice. I will keep you posted on how it turns out.


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Re: Questions About Poppy Cultivation [Re: nermski]
    #5274336 - 02/07/06 07:51 PM (11 years, 6 months ago)

yah you just leave them on the surface.
Hmm i wonder if they would do well in a hydro setup.
Has any one tried growing poppies indoors in a DWC hydro setup?
ive got 2 extra 5 gallion resivuares and some extra room in my closet with my 600 watt super HPS.


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