No matter how many different methods I try, I can't grow native POPPIES. Help...
PeterJarvis Posts: 113
I'd be grateful for any new ideas about how to take a packet of poppy seeds and get plants to grow in my garden from them. I've tried all the obvious and tested methods and have found none that work. Help please!
The poppies of Poppy Day grew out of the mud and churned up desolation of WWI. Try to imitate that.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
In the sticks near Peterborough
I agree with @nutcutlet ... wild field poppies of the East Anglian cornfields shed their seeds onto the soil surface in the late summer and are baked by the sun ... then the soil is cultivated and rained on in the spring and the seeds germinate ... I'd try to mimic that.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
When you don't even know who's in the team