Answer: Both kinds of poppy seeds can be sown directly into the garden. They'll need constant moisture, though, so don't let the soil dry out until the seedlings develop.<br><br>Iceland Poppy (Papaver nudicaule) seeds need light to germinate so just sow them and press them into the soil with the back of your hand, or something flat. Keep the seedbed moist until they germinate.<br><br>Seed for Shirley Poppies (Papaver rhoeas)are so tiny you should mix them with a cup of sand and then broadcast them over the area. Keep the bed moist until they germinate.
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