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March 30, 2009


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The Ms. S.

Wow, that is such a great idea! :-)

I would like to try this. I have never started anything from seed (I know, I know!). But now with a wee toddler, trying to save money, and the desire to also try growing some veggies, I think it's time.



I would like to know if your plume poppy germinated. I would like to buy some seeds this year. It's my first time to try winter sowing this year and I was so impressedd. :)

Please let me know.



Calgary Garden Coach

Hi Neil,

I had a couple germinate from the winter sowing, but my own neglect and/or a cold snap killed them off. Fortunately, after this post, one of the seeds I orginally sowed inside finally germinated, and I currently have one healthy plume poppy growing in a pot this summer, waiting to be planted in its final spot this fall!
Since this post I have read elsewhere that plume poppy is notoriously difficult to germinate.
Good luck,


Thanks Janice for the update! My friend just gave me 2 plume poppy plants. We actually dug it. It's not looking good. I'm not sure if it will make it. I don't know if they transplant well.

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