Poppie Pods Grown Organically in Oregon
Papavear Somneferum Poppie Pods

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Poppy Pods -Tasmanian, Burma Giants, China White, Raja, Giganteum, China Blue, China Red, Hens and Chicks
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Organic Varietal Poppy Seed, and Artworks, and Cat Toys
The few pods we have available are for floral artists only, They are not to be used for any other purpose.
We grow Seed to Sell for Flower Gardeners-True Varietal Seed
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Poppy Seeds
                               Mix of all seeds-$5 for 1000, A cup of Varietal $45, mixed seeds(about half pound) $15.
                                   Shipping-priority- $7 up to 1 pound-seeds are for planting and baking.

Poppy Seeds-
We grow all our own poppies to sell, and we sell the dried poppy pods and stems without seeds, we sell seeds, and we grow some 46 varieties from year to year.

Our seeds have come to us thru collecting around the world in our travels, by mail from those seeing our ebay auctions of the past and our websites, and we have purchased seeds from foreign Country's, once a hiker in the Netherlands came across some beautiful little Poppys growing in a mountain meadow and sent seeds, they grow and flower nearly nine months and self seed, to come forward in the spring once again.

Poppies come in both Perennial and annual, the perennials grow small pods, and grow from a rhizome like an Iris bulb, gophers love them, consequently we do not grow them.  The annuals on the other hand come in two types, self opening and non opening.  the self opening are designed to reseed themselves where they grew, the non opening type are designed to be carried away to a new distant area, the top of the poppy is designed to catch in animal fur, the China Whites have a white latex like coating to make them water proof, and they can last for years in the environment.

Poppys, like all flowers enjoy care, regular watering, food, and if one wants to keep them flowering, then dead head them and enjoy the flowers in a vase.

Soil must be prepared with manure, fertilizer, roto tilled, black soaker hoses laid down a row or wrapped around the area where you intend to grow, poppys love regular, deep watering, tap roots can reach 50 feet down, therefore they do not transplant, as once the tap root is broken, they simply die. Some growers believe they can simply broadcast the seeds by hand, it does not work very well, as bugs-slugs, snails, sowbugs all love the tender young plants, as plants get older, they harden up and start producing their own bug killer.  Many plants, like onions, garlic, cabbage, brocolli to name a few, produce their own bug killers, some in the soil thru roots, some in the stems and leaves.  In poppies, the bites of bugs, birds, plants rubbing, produces a black sap designed to entrap the bug with its stickyness, and the drugs in the sap kill or put to sleep the bug.  Humans, have capitalized on this tar to produce beneficial drugs for mankind, this morphine like material is also contained in dark chocolate, gourds, many garden plants, acts as a pain killer, poppies have been used as teas and tinctures for some 4000 years, it was used in this country up until the time aspirin was invented, aspirin for most is much easier than growing a garden of pain killers, but on farms of the past, it was a common flower,  Thomas Jefferson grew red poppies for their pain relieving abilitys, and grew them at his antibellum estate, where until recently the China Red Seeds were sold to tourists.

The easiest to grow poppys, are  China Whites, larger seeds, quick to sprout, heavy feeders, heavy producers of flowers, vs. the harder to grow Tasmanians which  produce 1 flower per plant, meaning a lot of plants to grow many flowers, it should be noted that plants need a 6-12 inch spacing, and most can be grown in a 3-12 gallon pot.  Poppies have lots of fluffy leaves and love to be fed by watering overhead, Fish Emulsion, Miracle Grow, Seaweed all sprayed on using a hose sprayer, if you have a store that sells products for greenhouse growing, there are some excellent fertilizers.  Due to the amount of poppies we grow, we use composted horse or cow manure, and lime, the lime stimulates flowering.

Poppies grow in many pod shapes, height and sizes, the Burma Giants can top 10 feet, China Whites 9 feet, Rajas 2 feet, and some Persians 2 to 3 feet., so its possible to to make a flower bed with low ones in front, high ones in back.  Portland, Oregon has a flower garden contest each spring, and poppies always win it hands down.

CHINA BLUE                                                           
Planting small seeds takes some thought and planning.  We make a small ditch, maybe 1 inch tall, seeds maybe hand planted by dropping them in the ditch, or using a small pepper shaker, sprinkle them in the ditch.  Seeds are about 1/32" in diameter, they want to be covered with 1/8th inch composted manure, then lightly sprinkled with water.  a 1/2" black rubber soaker hose and a water timer are the best solution for regular water.  Mice, bugs, and birds love the seeds and baby plants.
A bug poison can be used during this critical period, there are some garden safe ones.  A source of food is a good idea, a 5% organic fertilizer will help baby plants get going, dr. earth is an excellent one, feed stores have generic ones, organic foods do not burn.  These plants feeders become heavy similiar to an eggplant. A bed prepared with lime, horse/chicken/cow/llama provides instant food easily taken up.  The plants love overhead feeding-alaska fish fertilizer sprayed on, fulvic acid sprayed on with water, miracle grow can be used, it is a 12/0/0, all nitrogen.  Half way thru the growth cycle, side dressing with nitrogen rich compost/fertilizer really assists plants.  start plants fall or early spring, as early as ground can be worked.  growth cycle is generally 55 days, and the day of the summer solstice, the plant stops growing, flowers and makes pods.
heavy watering at end of growth cycle makes more spotting.  allow to field dry.
will add pictures soon as I can find them.

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