Answer: I think a soil test is in order! If your soil is too alkaline or too acidic, nutrients can be bound up and not available to plants. Boron and copper are important trace elements for healthy plant growth, as are the major nutrients phosphorus and potassium. All help promote healthy tissue growth and strong stems. A deficiency could keep your poppies from developing tall flowering stems. Have your soil tested by a local lab. The results will automatically include fertilizer suggestions, based upon the pH of your soil.
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