Sorry for causing a panic, you will still have a good veg bed...where stuff grows.. but treat them like an annual weed and hoe regularly, the seedlings aren't deep rooting and if they appear elsewhere in the garden just pull them up.
Mine don't grow from the root so a rotavator isn't necessary. Established one's may have a long deep root but they die if pulled.
thanks Zoomer. We'll give it a go. We might dump some raised beds on top of them as a trial
Looks like nutculet and I were posting at the same time, nutculet does know flowers
Thank you Zoomer.
Not sure if the raised beds will help though. What do you think? If the poppies are annuals the seeds will be everywhere and if they're perennials they'll come through.
If they are anuals treat them as weeds
Annual poppies should just hoe off. Oriental poppies will have thick tap roots and start emerging soon. I would glyphosate them if so. Rotovating just propagates by root cuttings.
It all depends on which poppy you have, as written above. I have red and purple poppies on my allotment. The reds are thugs and are easily pulled up. The purple ones are pretty and small. So I leave a few of both to attract insects to the plot, but pull them up as soon as the flowers become seed pods