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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Jan 16, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Do you know if the poppy seeds you buy to bake with are plantable? I should I guess just toss a small handful onto wet papertowel and see if they germinate? I can get poppy seed by the pound here at a local food store.... If they germinate, i could toss handfuls everywhere!!

There is NOTHING like buying seeds to make it seem like winter is nearly over. Hurray!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Jane
Tobyhanna, PA (Zone 5a)
The "Garden" is my Happy Place!
Garden Ideas: Master Level
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PAgirl63
Jan 16, 2015 9:33 PM CST
Hey Annie
I don't think poppy seeds (for baking) are good for planting. I'm pretty sure I read that somewhere. I'll find regular annual poppy seeds probably at one of the big box stores. Sometime in March, I'll push aside some of the fallen leaves that have gathered, and then carefully scratch up an area where I have lavender, yarrow, and some other stuff planted and scatter some poppy seed. *stupid me, last year I did the exact same thing, but had forgotten that I had laid down plastic around the other plants during the summer before to keep down the weeds. Only a few poor, scrawny little poppies somehow managed to come up this summer. This past fall I DID remember to pull up the plastic. *

A few years ago, I also tried Oriental poppies. I had only one survive and grow, but it never bloomed. It came back 2 years in a row, and still didn't bloom. Late this past summer I dug it up and moved it to a dry, much sunnier spot and when it got colder buried it in builders sand and topped it with pine branches. I'm hoping it comes back again this year, and maybe it will finally bloom because I changed it's location. That's if it doesn't croak BECAUSE I had moved it. Rolling my eyes.

Take care, Jane

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