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Poppies

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:19


 

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Poppies

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 19:08

Hi Experts.

I know its a strange one but i have around 20 pap soms Giganthiums planted 3 months ago into pots which are now quite large. They have been outside, fairly sheltered over the mildest winter ever. They have had a small amount of frost but i dont think they'll get much more. Some are single in small to mid size pots, a few are in large pots but i have 2/3 in those. Today i pulled off any dead/brown leaves and i will put some nitrogen into any that are pale tomorrow.

My questions are

Will the singles in small pots produce pods in the small pots??

Will 3 be OK in the larger pots??

Should i transplant all into a raised bed??

Should i put the best/biggest into a large cold frame??

I sowed around 1000 seeds at the same time as these, into the ground, but i have no sign of any growth???

When should i sow the next 20000 seeds into the ground???

Any other thoughts for garantied large healthy Pods((Fnarr Fnarr))~?????

 I am aware these are real/proper opium poppies and i am aware i am not breaking the law by growing them. We want as many pods as quick as possible for an art exhibition in the summer.....

All good help welcome...

R

 

 

 

 

dahlias

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 00:57
Mine are still flowering at the moment, even my potted balls,north south and east facing. Even so I'm leaving all but the potted ones in the ground this year. I seem to have the same sucess rate if I dig them as leave them (actually bigger earlier if left). I will protect them though.

Alum in a pot.

Posted: 22/10/2015 at 00:49
For next summer i want some white arum lillies in my front north facing garden in a large planter built around the bay window. How are these in pots and planters?? The planter will be around 4m around the bay and as deep as it needs to be.

Sowing poppies

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 19:52

My potted poppy seedlings seem to be doing OK at 2" tall, currently out in the sunshine. I have built a large cold frame to over winter the best few. I have noticed that the main root from the seed is above ground, horizontal, about 1" long and the vegetation grows vertical from that. Is this normal??All 50ish are the same. Ill post a pic tomrrow.

R

Sowing poppies

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 00:58

i have just sowed my seeds into fresh new beds. i mixed sand and stones into my clay soil and turned the soil at a spade deep allover. the seeds in the pots are all sprouting well but i have moved them into the shed because of the rain(which has now gone and its going to be sunny all week..AAAGGGHh) .I think im going to keep them in the shed over winter with a lamp......

Sowing poppies

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 16:09

im confused. so the 1" tall sprouts wont die over the coming winter if i plant  them in the ground this weekish??????

Sowing poppies

Posted: 27/09/2015 at 14:40

i have just sowed my seeds into fresh new beds. i mixed sand and stones into my clay soil and turned the soil at a spade deep allover. the seeds in the pots are all sprouting well but i have moved them into the shed because of the rain(which has now gone and its going to be sunny all week..AAAGGGHh) .I think im going to keep them in the shed over winter with a lamp......

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