Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Poppy Seeds

I blogged about the Heavenly Angels Poppies (Papaver paeoniflorum) here and here.

Last week I got some garden therapy and collected seeds.

I cut the tops off and let them fall into a shoe box. A little shake and the seeds spill out of the tiny openings at the top of the pod.

After I clean out the leaves, the seeds will be ready to share with friends. I’ll spread some in my garden in December - to fill the garden with brilliant color next June.

It's good to be back in the garden.


Joyce said...

Love your technique on collecting these. I don't have these in my garden but I have seeds. I'm in zone 7 can I sow my seeds in December outside?
Great photos of your beautiful poppies...

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

A much easier way to collect the seeds than what I was trying to do! Thanks for the tip.

Marie said...

I don't see why you couldn't plant the seeds in December in zone 7. Zone 6 winter low is -10 to 0. Zone 7 winter low is 0 to 10. I try to get them in the ground before it snows :-). I think you could also plant in early spring. That's just my opinion. I haven't tried it but I will if I miss planting before the snow falls.

Marie said...

You're welcome MG. It happend because I didn't get around to throwing the shoe box away. Sometime it pays to procrastinate. LOL I think the box would also be useful to carry small plants when I'm giving them to friends - it should keep some dirt out of the car.