FIELD POPPY - seeds
Papaver rhoeasClassic red poppy with large bright red flowers. It grows in nutrient-rich, free-draining soil in sunny area.
Quite slug resistant. Seeds are sown directly and only lightly covered with soil.
Choose the right time: Poppy seeds can be planted in the spring or fall, depending on your location and climate. In general, it's best to plant them when the soil temperature is around 50-60°F (10-15°C).
Prepare the soil: Poppy seeds prefer well-draining soil that is slightly alkaline. Add some compost or well-rotted manure to the soil to improve its fertility.
Sow the seeds: Scatter the seeds thinly over the soil surface and cover lightly with a fine layer of soil. Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged.
Provide light: Poppy seeds require light to germinate, so avoid covering the seeds too deeply with soil.
Thin the seedlings: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, thin them out so that they are spaced about 6-8 inches apart. This will allow them to grow and develop properly.
Water regularly: Poppy plants need regular watering, especially during dry weather. Water deeply, but don't let the soil become waterlogged.
Fertilize sparingly: Poppy plants don't require much fertilizer, as too much nitrogen can cause them to produce more foliage than flowers. Use a balanced fertilizer sparingly, or use compost as a natural fertilizer.
Protect from pests: Poppy plants can be vulnerable to slugs, snails, and other pests. Use organic pest control methods, such as handpicking, or use a natural pesticide.
Packet 250 seeds