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Old March 22, 2019   #1
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A friend sent me some seeds form California,the California Poppy Mission Bells and Extra Golden.From what I have found searching,it's best to sow directly into my flower bed.Right now the soil temps are around 40 degrees.Being this is North East Ohio weather can be unpredictable.I'm not sure when to plant,but what I have seen so far it's best to start while the weather is still cool.Any suggestions would be of great help and appreciated.
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Old March 22, 2019   #2
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My native California Poppies sprouted a few months ago in cool weather. The temps have been in the mid thirties to forties at night and fifties and sixties and seventies during the day.
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I have quite a few Poppies in the garden area. They started to flower a couple of weeks ago, with more and more every day. Wish I knew how to post a picture. Mike
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Old March 22, 2019   #4
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Ground temperature now is 40 next week it's going to be warmer.I'll amend the beds and see how it looks in a week.This time of year here in Ohio is very unstable.Today we have snow showers and 36 degrees next week it will be in the 60's a few days.But snow is always a possibility.
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I just now read a bunch of different sites' instructions for growing. Seems like if you plant them outdoors in early spring, they'll come up when they're ready.
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They're not even in the same genus as the opium producers.
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I just now read a bunch of different sites' instructions for growing. Seems like if you plant them outdoors in early spring, they'll come up when they're ready.
That's what I did Sunday and covered with cheese cloth to protect them against any frost.It went down to 25 this morning and we had a light frost.I scattered them over the bed and left them on top of the soil,I also planted some Nasturtiums to grow with them.Weather is warming up this week I'll leave the cheese cloth on to help protect them from the birds till they germinate.
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lol,How are you Worth1?
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