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When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?


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Danielle06-Aug-04 08:17 AM EST 6   
Sylvia07-Aug-04 06:42 AM EST 5b   
Patricia08-Aug-04 06:26 PM EST 5   
Jayne09-Aug-04 06:20 AM EST 2b   
Jayne09-Aug-04 06:27 AM EST 2b   
carolincalgary16-Aug-04 04:15 PM EST 3   


Subject: When do I Sow Poppy Seeds?
From: Danielle
Zone: 6
Date: 06-Aug-04 08:17 AM EST

I was wondering if anyone had advice on when to sow poppy seeds?

I have read that they can be sown in either September or in early spring.

I understand that poppies don't mind the cold. However, Toronto winters can be very long and cold so I'm hesitant to sow in the fall.

I have also read that as the flowers finish blooming, you can re-seed to get continuous blooms through the season... is that true?


Subject: RE: When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?
From: Sylvia
Zone: 5b
Date: 07-Aug-04 06:42 AM EST

All I know is that they self seed right up to Orillia. I have heard that you sow them every two weeks in the Spring for a continuous display. I don't think sowing them in the fall is a problem. Don't put them under the soil. Just put them on top of the soil and press them in with your foot. They need light to germinate.


Subject: RE: When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 08-Aug-04 06:26 PM EST

Late winter sowing: when there is still snow on the ground, but late in the winter, like maybe mid to late March, you can sow poppy seed and actually "see" where it lands because of the snow! Poppies love cool weather, sow in late March and have poppies in bloom by early June.


Subject: RE: When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?
From: Jayne
Zone: 2b
Date: 09-Aug-04 06:20 AM EST

My poppies self seed like crazy way up here in zone 2. Actually the poppies, daturas, amaranthus and sunflowers are like weeds. Does anyone know when I should plant hardy veggies in the fall for a early spring crop?


Subject: RE: When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?
From: Jayne
Zone: 2b
Date: 09-Aug-04 06:27 AM EST

My poppies self seed like crazy way up here in zone 2. Actually the poppies, daturas, amaranthus and sunflowers are like weeds. Does anyone know when I should plant hardy veggies in the fall for a early spring crop?


Subject: RE: When do I Sow Poppie Seeds?
From: carolincalgary
Zone: 3
Date: 16-Aug-04 04:15 PM EST

Some years ago I was given a wonderful mix of poppy seed from a total stranger - I just knocked on her door and asked if I could get some - her whole yard was planted with poppies - when I asked when to plant seed she said - on a cold mid winter day when you cant stand winter anymore take the seed and go out and fling it around in the snow in your flower beds and you will feel much better! I used to have a poppy bed along my backyard parking pad. I have just reseeded it this year - some will drop and reseed itself , others I will gather and fling out in mid winter!


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