poppies - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by bandit_20042
July 10, 2010
when and how do you transplant poppies???

Answer from NGA
July 10, 2010
Poppies really don't like to be disturbed. The best time to move them is when they're dormant. Prepare the planting bed by amending with compost to provide a well-draining site. Mark the location of the plants when their leaves begin to yellow and wilt at the end of the season. Then carefully dig them after the first frost of the season, replant in the prepared bed, and mulch with a 3" inch layer of organic matter. Remove the mulch in the early spring before new leaves begin to sprout. Best wishes with the move.

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