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  1. Subhut
    10/05/2016 @ 7:51 am

    I am having the problem you describe in your page, but my plants always die.

    I have tried Papaver somniferum 3 years in a row. Varieties “Danish flag” and “Hen & Chickens”, but they all die after a few weeks of growth.

    A number of years ago, I succeeded in growing one specimen of Hen & Chickens in a pot to flowering and seed-setting. I don’t remember what type of soil I used, and whether or not I put vermiculite into it, but I haven’t had vermiculite to use for the last 10 years.

    Stems are incredibly spindly, and seem much thinner than needed to support the massive plant above it.

    When seeds of these varieties are strewn on ground where another Papaver species naturally grows, no seedlings seem to appear.

    What am I doing wrong?

    I have included some pictures of growth, including as the plants begin to die.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581eDJtdkx1NGVkVzQ
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581N2lGRFgweDIxS1k
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581WnpJendxaUhLSUE
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581cERJXy1fWFdjbUU
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581X2dKdnYzRmhaajQ
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581UTB6WWxBNTZIS0E
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwpuOoOfg581Zm5WTklNam0xNVE

    Thank you.

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  2. Matt
    01/24/2017 @ 3:12 am

    I appreciate your patience in teaching these tips to us. I haven’t sewn poppy seeds for a few years. I like your potted plant method, and am already gathering perlite, miracle gro, etc.. so I will be ready to plant when my order from organicalbotanicals arrives. Can’t wait to get started. Again, excellent growing tips. Will send pics of my mature plants in time!

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