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young poppy disease ?

I have cultured some poppy seeds in room temperature inside the home after sowing the just get green but the will die as soon as the rich 1 one cm ( after 6-7 days ) !
considering that we are in summer now !
and i have just plant from this seed in the winter
whats your suggestion ? are this downy mildew papaver ?


  • ju1i3ju1i3 Camden Town, LondonPosts: 189
    do they rot at the base? damping off is a fungus (I think) that affects seedlings, especially (only?) indoors
  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,050
    It is really the wrong time of year to be sowing poppy seeds and they don't need to be germinated indoors. I would wait for the spring and sow them outside. 
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,374
    It does sound like 'damping off'.  However, poppies do not transplant well so are almost always sown directly on the soil where you want them to grow.  If you sow them outside now, some of them will germinate and the resulting seedlings will survive the winter (they are tough) and some will germinate in the spring.
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  • what fungicide do you suggest for damping off ?
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    seeds planted outside never suffer from damping advised above, plant them outside 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    The issue is that the cultivation you're following isn't suitable for them, gfr.real.
    You would be better starting again and following the advice given above by Bob and hogweed. 
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