I would try them in planting soil firsts. The seeds will germinate if left in a cold place.
Just sprinkel them on the soil and gently ,lightly press so they wont relocate when watered. Set them is your garage or a cold place until April.
Bring them out and let them sprout in a warm room.
Dont over water. I would spray or mist to water until you have real stems and leaves.
Thank you guys so much...my last years self sown poppies are popping up all over outside so I'm thankful I'll have those to look forward to this year. Last year I purchased bunches of seed off e-bay as well as local vendors and members of my garden club gave me seed...I mixed it with sand and sprayed all over one of our banks...from all of that I got one little Flanders Poppy...this year I'm going to try again but thought using the cheap bread seed might be a better way to go...I will post here as to what happens...thank you for your insight and encouragement...Deb
My first annual poppies came from food poppy seed. A jar that I purchased had bugs, so I thought that I couldn't eat them, might as well plant them, whatever was growing inside would die (it was winter). I got low germination, but probably half a dozen really pretty lilac single poppies.
Direct sowing of poppy seeds from the grocery store gave lots of lilac and white poppies.
They all came at once. Another time I would seed a few every ten days so the flowers came over a longer time period.
I've sown but nothing popping up yet. This year I will be a much better stewart of my blossoms. Last year I just sorta let everything take care of itself but am seeing lots of sprouts so should have access to lots of seed again...Deb
WOW!!!! I got lots & lots of breadseed poppies!!!!!! I have them everywhere I sow them very dense...this is just one pic of them mixed in with my CA poppies...this next fall I will be sowing lots & lots of these seeds up on my naked north bank!!!! Thank all of you for your help & chat!!! Deb