Time To Sow Poppies: Good tip and reminder!

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Time To Sow Poppies

By jeri11
October 14, 2011

Remember to sow poppy seeds in your garden in October for bloom in early spring.

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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 13, 2011 6:02 PM CST
Good to have a reminder. I usually remember them in January and it's too late! And that's a beautiful poppy!
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Onewish1
Oct 13, 2011 6:13 PM CST
thanks for the reminder!!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 13, 2011 6:16 PM CST
Thank you so much for the reminder. I forgot all about the oriental poppy seeds I harvested this summer. Will sow them tomorrow.
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jeri11
Oct 13, 2011 7:11 PM CST
Thanks you guys!! I wish I could take credit for that beautiful poppy but the picture is from gardengus.
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KyWoods
Oct 14, 2011 10:43 AM CST
Thanks, I didn't know that!
Name: Juli
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daylily
Oct 14, 2011 10:51 AM CST
I have poppy seeds someone gave me a couple years ago... several tablespoons. I always forget to put them out. Do you think they would still be viable? Anyone know when they germinate? I usually put down pre-emergent in April. If they germinate before then, that would work!
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Newyorkrita
Oct 14, 2011 10:55 AM CST
My poppy seeds just seed themselves I don't even have to put out new seed. I planted California poppies afew years ago and they self seed and come up each spring.
Name: Jeri Nicholson
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jeri11
Oct 14, 2011 12:41 PM CST
Juli I use pre-emergents also I just don't throw it in the area where I plant seeds. I don't have any problems.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Oct 14, 2011 12:47 PM CST
I have used poppy seed that was several years old and it germinated. Thumbs up
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ge1836
Oct 14, 2011 2:34 PM CST
Thanks for the reminder. I will wait for late november in this zone
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daylily
Oct 14, 2011 5:29 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I will find the seeds and get ready to plant them!
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jeri11
Oct 14, 2011 8:52 PM CST
I think it would be worth the try.
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CarolineScott
Oct 17, 2011 10:04 AM CST
It is still a little early here,but that is a good reminder to check the seeds.
I also bought large packages of poppy seeds in the grocery store.
The neighbours and the squirrels have taken most of the poppy seeds from my plants.
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CarolineScott
Oct 14, 2014 9:19 AM CST
Which poppies are you sowing in the fall?
Some work for me, and some don't, -- if sown in fall in zone 3?
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jeri11
Nov 8, 2014 9:02 AM CST
I put out 3 packages of Oriental poppies this October. Can't wait for the spring to see the results!!!
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