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Spring is the time to start planting your Poppy Seeds

Poppies seeds prefer cool weather, and can be planted as soon as the soil can be worked in early spring. Some gardeners prefer to plant poppy seeds mid-fall. The seeds overwinter in the garden and germinate the following spring. Poppies prefer well drained soil, and really love the sandy, well-amended soil in my garden.

Whether you plant in fall or early spring, remember that poppy seeds require light to germinate. Rake seeds lightly in the surface of the soil, and keep them moist. Luckily, spring weather usually helps with watering.

When your poppies grow about 2 inches tall, thin them to one plant every six or eight inches, depending on the variety. Your seed package will give you spacing directions.

In the right growing conditions, youíll find poppies are easy to grow and donít require much maintenance!