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Poppy - Poppy Seed Mix
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Also known as “Garden Poppy’ and “Opium Poppy”, this fast-growing annual is the source of sweet poppy seeds used in baking. Showy, pollinator friendly blossoms all summer in a range of colors are valuable dye plant sources. Young leaves picked before seed pod sets make a tasty treat raw or cooked and are a good mineral source due to plant’s tap root. At home in a formal garden or naturalizing in a meadow. Historically a valued medicinal all over the globe. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.
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Direct seed in May when soil is still cool, 1/8" deep, and thin to 6" apart in average soil and full sun. Magically, you have flowers all summer. Poppies self-seed readily. Select for the plants you want to propagate by removing immature seed pods of the plants you don’t want to keep. Harvest ripe seed pods when the pod cap pops open. Empty seeds into jar or keep them in the pods. Store in cool, dry spot out of sun.
attracts a range of pollinators
darker blossoms make pretty fabric dyes
harvest nutrient-rich tasty seeds for baking or to add to salads, smoothies and cereals
kids love to shake seeds out of ripe seed pods
add young greens to stir-fries
makes a good cut flower; singe cut end of stem with flame to stop sap flow
Good addition to cover crop seed mix
Variety: Poppy Seed Poppy
Latin Name: Papver somniferum
Seed Count: 50
Plant Cycle: Annual
Days to Germinate: 7-14
Days to Harvest: 90
Planting Seasons: Spring
Seed Type: Heirloom, Open Pollinated
Cold Hardy: Yes
Seed Saving Level: Intermediate
Seed Storage : About 3-5+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)
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