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Too late to direct seed poppies?

Posted by thesecretofjoy WA Zone 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 21, 09 at 3:29

I have some empty beds that I want to sow with poppy seeds I just bought. I know they need a period of cold and I've always sown them in the fall or winter before. Will sowing them now get me any poppies this year?

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RE: Too late to direct seed poppies?

Yes its too late. Mine are waiting for fall.YOU can scatter them in fall for next year.

RE: Too late to direct seed poppies?

I would place about 1/2 the seeds in the freezer for 2-3 weeks, then plant them. If they don't grow, you still have seeds for planting in the fall. It's worth a try.

RE: Too late to direct seed poppies?

Thanks for the advice, I will try freezing some and planting now.

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