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#1 skunk

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:49 AM

Though I'd get this New Year (2016) Started off with some Poppy Porn...

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:25 AM

I have failed to mention how much I enjoy being able to view all the Poppy pics you share Skunk! Thank you for sharing, especially this time of year it is nice to see. What is that in the background? Is that Canadian Knapweed?
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Posted 05 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

what is the lighting schedule for the background plant? I'm curious to know if (I don't know jack about growing indoors) poppies will grow on a flowering light cycle


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:47 PM

I never though about growing indoors, I thought they were much too picky for artificial light.

 

Apparently I was wrong, we might have to get some details on how you did this Skunkster.

 

Mucho impressive.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:46 PM

All I can say is wow! Great job Skunk!
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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:42 PM

i've had hell trying to get any to grow, they sprout but die shortly after ant advice?



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 01:01 AM

i've had hell trying to get any to grow, they sprout but die shortly after ant advice?

Damping off sounds like to me. Don't water them.

I'd start them off in jiffy cubes and sow them under a humidity dome. When watering always water from the bottom when they are young. Keep the soIL moist but not damp. They are very tender young plants. Sow a few seeds per cube and thin as needed when they get bigger. Could also try sterilizing your soil before use.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:35 AM

thanks, should i use a commercial seed starter soil?


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:04 AM

I also use a humidity dome to start off poppies so they can be bottom watered and not kept too wet. I keep them under the dome for a few weeks after sprouting. I use a regular potting soil. I do not like the seed starter mixes as they are little more than peat. 

 

Poppys do not like to be disturbed such as re-potting, so I always plant enough seeds per pot to insure several sprouts that will begin to grow secondary leaves, and then just let them grow until I can see which sprouts are the most vigorous. I then cut, not pull, the weaker sprouts off. The sooner they get put into their growing size pot (or ground) the happier they will be.


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Posted 25 January 2016 - 07:21 PM

 

i've had hell trying to get any to grow, they sprout but die shortly after ant advice?

Damping off sounds like to me. Don't water them.

I'd start them off in jiffy cubes and sow them under a humidity dome. When watering always water from the bottom when they are young. Keep the soIL moist but not damp. They are very tender young plants. Sow a few seeds per cube and thin as needed when they get bigger. Could also try sterilizing your soil before use.



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took your advice, mixed 1/2 soil from my garden with 1/2 potting soil in seed starter trays 5 days ago. we have had some cool weather for us the last few days , low 40s. got home this afternoon and checked and i have over a 100 plants sprouted.



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Posted 25 January 2016 - 08:37 PM

i've had hell trying to get any to grow, they sprout but die shortly after ant advice?

Damping off sounds like to me. Don't water them.

I'd start them off in jiffy cubes and sow them under a humidity dome. When watering always water from the bottom when they are young. Keep the soIL moist but not damp. They are very tender young plants. Sow a few seeds per cube and thin as needed when they get bigger. Could also try sterilizing your soil before use.



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took your advice, mixed 1/2 soil from my garden with 1/2 potting soil in seed starter trays 5 days ago. we have had some cool weather for us the last few days , low 40s. got home this afternoon and checked and i have over a 100 plants sprouted.
Sounds like your off to a great start. 100 seedlings is a hell of a pretty garden! Something I've never had the balls to grow.

I'm either growing 1-2 plants for seed purposes or hiding them in the garden and giving them minimal care and just enjoying the stunning flowers. Flowers are the prettiest when grown under full sun.

Remember to keep the humidity up (I use a spray bottle to mist the humidity dome), and when the soil begins looking dry I'll water from below using a plate to hold water and placing the pot/container on the plate.
They probably look like these right now.
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I'd be slowly working my way up to hardening them off when they begin their Cabbage like growth for lavk of better terminology
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Once they are at the above stage they are ready to be hardened off from the humidity dome & planted in their final location. The quicker they are planted In their final location the better because these plants will reach maturity inns time frame rather than a photo period. Average is 90 days from seed to flower. Some a little longer/sooner.

Milk jugs (4L) variety work good for outdoor humidity domes for tender transplants. As it Is very taxing on poppies to be transplanted due to their tender roots. I find using a humidity done helps reduce shock from transplanting and gets the plant growing quicker.

Do keep us updated here as I'm through my indoor poppy seed project and won't be sowing any seeds for a while now and would love to see some beautiful plants.

Good grow vibes your way.

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Posted 25 January 2016 - 10:42 PM

only time i tried growing poppies they grew about 1" the fell over and died.. kinda like the stalk was super thin



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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:59 AM

This is a volunteer it's lived all life in a 4" sq pot. I've fed it both heavy veg nutes and flower nutes trying to kill it. Or bust the myth they poppies don't tolerate nutes well and burn easy. For the past 3 weeks it's only been given spent metabolite water poured from tubs.  

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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:00 AM

only time i tried growing poppies they grew about 1" the fell over and died.. kinda like the stalk was super thin

It is natural for them to fall over at 2-3 weeks. They aren't dead and don't need hardly any water. Most people see it fall over and think they need water. Big mistake.. 


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 09:04 AM

 

 

 

i've had hell trying to get any to grow, they sprout but die shortly after ant advice?

Damping off sounds like to me. Don't water them.

I'd start them off in jiffy cubes and sow them under a humidity dome. When watering always water from the bottom when they are young. Keep the soIL moist but not damp. They are very tender young plants. Sow a few seeds per cube and thin as needed when they get bigger. Could also try sterilizing your soil before use.



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took your advice, mixed 1/2 soil from my garden with 1/2 potting soil in seed starter trays 5 days ago. we have had some cool weather for us the last few days , low 40s. got home this afternoon and checked and i have over a 100 plants sprouted.
Sounds like your off to a great start. 100 seedlings is a hell of a pretty garden! Something I've never had the balls to grow.

I'm either growing 1-2 plants for seed purposes or hiding them in the garden and giving them minimal care and just enjoying the stunning flowers. Flowers are the prettiest when grown under full sun.

Remember to keep the humidity up (I use a spray bottle to mist the humidity dome), and when the soil begins looking dry I'll water from below using a plate to hold water and placing the pot/container on the plate.
They probably look like these right now.
9d2cf87b25c126a60a752ab3f21180f5.jpg

I'd be slowly working my way up to hardening them off when they begin their Cabbage like growth for lavk of better terminology
235c02ca4c2bede469817f3c2b063b21.jpg

Once they are at the above stage they are ready to be hardened off from the humidity dome & planted in their final location. The quicker they are planted In their final location the better because these plants will reach maturity inns time frame rather than a photo period. Average is 90 days from seed to flower. Some a little longer/sooner.

Milk jugs (4L) variety work good for outdoor humidity domes for tender transplants. As it Is very taxing on poppies to be transplanted due to their tender roots. I find using a humidity done helps reduce shock from transplanting and gets the plant growing quicker.

Do keep us updated here as I'm through my indoor poppy seed project and won't be sowing any seeds for a while now and would love to see some beautiful plants.

Good grow vibes your way.

Skunk

 

All great advice from Skunk... I have great success without any sort of humidity dome... I will post my tek for indoor and outdoor,  almost time to start... I'll have to find my old phone with my 2015 photos too :/


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:18 AM

Sooo pretty!

Very nice I would like to grow them again myself. Thanks for the good advice maybe now I might be successful.

Love the Persian white with the beautiful bud so lovely.
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Posted 03 February 2016 - 07:19 AM

Poppies are very sexy when they get into the final 1/3 of their life. The first 2/3 is patience.. You can have a little plant with 3 - 4" leaves for 2 months. Then they start to bolt and in 1-2 weeks you have 12" leaves stacked as she climbs. Very rewarding to watch. Even if the flower pedals only last a day or 2.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 09:37 AM

Opened and lost a petal overnight... Fleeting beauty

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 10:55 PM

Meanwhile the state I live in grows these in the highway dividers by the 100 thousand... So... I'll be stopping by the roadside alot this summer methinks...

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Posted 13 February 2016 - 04:02 PM

Meanwhile the state I live in grows these in the highway dividers by the 100 thousand... So... I'll be stopping by the roadside alot this summer methinks...

That must be one beautify stretch of highway for a few weeks every year! Should try and get some pictures if it doesn't pose a security risk to yourself.

I'd love to see that! Sure Would be a site to see!

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