I absolutely love California poppies - they are such happy flowers. I w/s'd mine the first weekend of January [I had this in the container thread, but thought I would bring it out into it's own]. Now they have sprouted. I've heard quite abit on how they are tempermental to transplanting.
I found this on the HGTV site...
>>Transplanting poppies is a little different. Choose seedlings that have their first set of true leaves but are still quite small. Gently lift the seedlings apart, being careful not to damage the roots. Then poke a hole about the size of a root ball in the soil. Gently place the seedling in the hole, holding the leaves above the soil surface. Make sure the stem is completely covered up to the first set of leaves, to anchor the seedling and maximize contact with the soil.
Any experience with these? Sheila, sorry for duplication. I thought other might see it in it's own thread and find it interesting.