Poppy Progress!

Back in May I wrote a post, Poppies are easy to grow, they say! As I mentioned, we have failed to successfully grow poppies naturally. Just the one plant last year despite scattering many, many seeds!

Whilst poppies don’t like root disturbance, I was determined to have poppies this year. At the beginning of May, I sowed some of the seeds that I saved from last years poppy into modules. These seeds germinated well.

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We transplanted 15 plants to the allotment, across the various plots, in late June.

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There have been few obstacles along the way, the 9 plants on Plot 2 were eaten by snails and slugs…….

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but, the remaining 6 plants grew well.  With the help of organic Slug bait!

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And yesterday, we were finally rewarded with a beautiful purple poppy flower. So thrilled!

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