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OfflineMadHatR
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Poppies?
    #3647920 - 01/19/05 01:10 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I was looking into adding some poppies flowers to my garden this fall. I had heard that poppies.org was the place to get them, but the site seems to be in the process of going down, no more sales, no new members, etc. I don't want to just google the word poppies and pick the first site on the list. If anyone knows a good place to order from, or even better a sponsor site that sells these I would really appreciate it.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: MadHatR]
    #3648473 - 01/19/05 03:44 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Offer something to trade in the marketplace and I am sure the seeds will be flying at you!!!!


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Re: Poppies? [Re: OOKLA]
    #3648625 - 01/19/05 04:14 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I have poppy seeds, what am I offered?


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Re: Poppies? [Re: MadHatR]
    #3648940 - 01/19/05 05:22 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Along with trading in the marketplace, here are a couple of site suggestions:

www.shamanspalace.com
www.bouncingb.com


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Re: Poppies? [Re: theocean06]
    #3649859 - 01/19/05 08:12 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

hell, you can get pop seeds at your local grocer. the germ rate isn't as good as ethnoshops but you will get some sprouts. i personally would rather order from an ethnoshop but if that option isn't available to you, take a walk down the spice aisle.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: Psilostylin]
    #3654044 - 01/20/05 04:57 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

If you have an Indian grocery store near by check them out. They had like a lb of them for 2.50 and they were the "Persian White" strain.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: mr_minds_eye]
    #3655286 - 01/20/05 09:04 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

damn man i gotta look for that.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: ShroomOmatic]
    #3657597 - 01/21/05 09:50 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I bought my oz of Turkish Poppies off ebay for like $5.  Tossed a pinch into my pot kinda like Emeril..BAM! and I've got like 75% germination.  I have a lot left, just send me a PM and I'll send ya some.  Plus shipping seeing as I'm a poor college kid  :cool:

Edit:  Heres a quick pic I took of em today :smile:



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Re: Poppies? [Re: Anjaba]
    #3658419 - 01/21/05 02:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Do the different kinds of Papaver Somniferum matter? I can get 50g of persian whites for $10 or 5g of Chicks and Hens for $20? Do the chicks and hens yield higher or something? Or will the persian whites be just as good?

Thanks,
bB


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Re: Poppies? [Re: BigBobbie]
    #3658633 - 01/21/05 03:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yield a higher what?...lol, I really don't know, first time growing em.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: BigBobbie]
    #3660014 - 01/21/05 08:08 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Quote:

BigBobbie said:
Do the different kinds of Papaver Somniferum matter? I can get 50g of persian whites for $10 or 5g of Chicks and Hens for $20? Do the chicks and hens yield higher or something? Or will the persian whites be just as good?

Thanks,
bB




persian whites are a very very popular hens and chicks are not this why they cost more.

same with cappi why does the black strain cost more same reason.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: Anjaba]
    #3660298 - 01/21/05 08:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yield a higher amount of poppy latex (opium). No, the Hens and Chicks strain isn't any better than Persian Whites - PS is a fine strain. 5 grams for 20 bucks is a rip off.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: theocean06]
    #3660339 - 01/21/05 08:59 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

So I planted the Turkish variety, is that a pretty good strain as far as yield goes? Also, about how long will it take to produce some pods, and how many pods you think I need to produce enough opium for just a few doses?


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Re: Poppies? [Re: Anjaba]
    #3660400 - 01/21/05 09:09 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Yeah the Turkish strains are good.  I think they are suppose to get decent size pods.  The plant will shows signs when It is ready to be sliced, the pods will develop a white ?frost? coating and the crown (squid looking thing on top of the pod - I think it looks like a squid anyway :laugh:) faces/turns up - thanks to MycoCakeEater for really helping me out with poppies.  It takes quite a few plants to produce enough opium (smoking it?) for a couple doses.  Are you growing these poppies indoors or outdoors?

Edit:  A good example of what I am talking about:

http://www.sspictures.fsnet.co.uk/images/gcpoppies/opium%20poppy%20group.jpg

The poppy on the left (with no flower/pedals)


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Re: Poppies? [Re: theocean06]
    #3660449 - 01/21/05 09:16 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I germinated them on my patio/sunroom but ima move em out to the greenhouse in about a week. I know I was suppose to plant em in the fall, but I forgot I had them until a few days ago. They seem to be doing fine though, that picture is 3 days after I planted them. I think im going to have like 6 plants in that pot and then I will probably put another six in another put, so 12 plants in all. Plus I tossed a few pinchs next to our shed so maybe those will grow.


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Re: Poppies? [Re: Anjaba]
    #3660457 - 01/21/05 09:18 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Oh yea, im going to dissolve the opium and then drip it on some bud then let the solvent evaporate off.


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