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Growing Papaver Somniferum Poppies

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Pre-Bloom | 9 to 10 weeks

Pre-Bloom | 9 to 10 weeks

Pre-Bloom | 10 to 11 weeks

Pre-Bloom | 10 to 11 weeks

Pre-Bloom | 11 to 12 weeks

Pre-Bloom | 11 to 12 weeks

Poppies will begin to bloom 10 to 12 weeks from the time you plant them. Their pedals will drop after about 48 to 72 hours. Then the pods will continue to grow for the next couple weeks. During this period, it’s very important not to water them unless absolutely necessary. Once pods turn brown and begin to rattle with seeds, they are ready for harvest.

Bloom | 12-13 Weeks

Bloom | 12-13 Weeks

Bloom | After 24 Hours

Bloom | After 24 Hours

Post Bloom 13 to 14 Weeks

Post Bloom 13 to 14 Weeks

Pods Ready for Seed Harvest

Pods Ready for Seed Harvest

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  1. Joshua
    04/05/2017 @ 2:53 pm

    I planted my poppies at the beginning of February and here it is the beginning of April and it seems my plants are stalled out despite plenty of liquid 10-10-10. They did get some spider mites for about a week, and the spray i used to kill the mites burned the tips of the leaves. I’m hoping that didn’t effect the whole plant.

    Here is a link to a pic of them at 8-9 weeks, let me know what you think.

    http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w250/jschar/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170405_162724937_zpsijohookq.jpg

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    • OrganicalBotanicals
      04/05/2017 @ 6:23 pm

      If they were small black bugs on the bottom side of the lower leaves, they don’t harm your plant. they’re just “Drug Bugs”.

      The only thing to worry about at this stage, with how close together they are (too bad u didn’t thin them down just a little more, because they have potential) is Stem Rot at the base where the stem meets the earth. Don’t let too much moisture build up down there.

      SO if there are ever any wet, floppy dead leaves down at the bottom, clear them out.
      I have no experience with chemicals, otherwise I’d be able to help.
      Poppies are basically considered to be poison to all pests including deer.

      That doesn’t mean they won’t come take small bites at the base of each leaf node, just to see if it’s edible (thereby killing every plant, leaving all the leaves laying on the ground)

      Which has happened to half my crop already this year.
      Can’t tell if it’s a Mole or a bird or what.

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