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Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2010
7:11 PM

Post #7594744

can I use organic baking poppies to plant for flowers? Thank you, I googled it with mixed ideas..nothing definite...Deb

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2010
8:40 PM

Post #7594952

Its worth a try just to see what happens.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2010
9:17 AM

Post #7596352

I love an experiment

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2010
4:24 PM

Post #7596934

I do too and if it works it's so much cheaper than buying packets...I think I'll try the paper towel sprouting test first...thanks for the response...Deb

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2010
4:29 PM

Post #7596943

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.
paracelsus
Elmira, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 1, 2010
10:10 PM

Post #7597759

The black seeds should work fine. The white ones might be heat-treated and wouldn't germinate.

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2010
4:49 PM

Post #7599700

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
paracelsus
Elmira, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 3, 2010
1:06 PM

Post #7601828

If you've got snow, try broadcasting some seed on top of the snow. I read about this technique in a book on plant propagation, tried it with California poppy seed, and it worked.

Celene

Celene
Columbus, OH

March 17, 2010
7:32 AM

Post #7635734

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.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

March 18, 2010
4:09 AM

Post #7637943

Thanks for the info Celene
CLScott
Calgary
Canada

March 25, 2010
8:19 AM

Post #7654803

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.

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

March 25, 2010
8:24 AM

Post #7654812

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

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #7897190

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

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Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

June 17, 2010
12:35 PM

Post #7897193

single colors

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CLScott
Calgary
Canada

June 17, 2010
12:41 PM

Post #7897202

They really are a spectacular floral show when seeded like that.
Way to go!

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

July 7, 2011
8:04 PM

Post #8679417

just thought I would pass this along...not one of those bread seed poppies reseeded themselves...

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