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.
We transplanted 15 plants to the allotment, across the various plots, in late June.
There have been few obstacles along the way, the 9 plants on Plot 2 were eaten by snails and slugs…….
but, the remaining 6 plants grew well. With the help of organic Slug bait!
And yesterday, we were finally rewarded with a beautiful purple poppy flower. So thrilled!