Breadseed Poppy Mix

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Papaver somniferum

Poppy blossoms are some of the most beautiful flowers you can grow. But the petals, as thin and delicate as crepe paper, don't last long. The seeds, however, are vessels of endurance. Rich in omega-3s, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, a wide range of vitamins and all of the essential amino acids, poppy seeds are exceptionally nutritious, contributing to health and, it is said, to longevity. Poppy seeds have been produced since nearly the dawn of agriculture and have been used in culinary creations all over the world as a spice, condiment, garnish, thickening agent, dessert base, and even as a component of dinner entrees. Easily grown, and yielding hundreds of thousands of seeds from just a small patch, breadseed poppy is a two-for: an exceptionally beautiful bloom that leads to a harvest of health-giving seeds.

  • Number of Seeds: 200
  • Spacing in Row:  18-24"
  • Spacing Between Rows: 18"
  • Planting Depth: 0"
  • Days to Maturity: 100

How to grow: For best results, winter sow poppy seeds or sow in very early spring in a prepared garden bed. Thin seedlings to 12-18" apart. Alternately, start indoors in early spring by pressing the seeds into the soil, but do not cover them. Keep in a cool place. Transplant when small without disturbing the roots. Once flowering, water infrequently.

About the artist: For Girija Kaimal art is a chronicle of her life. Each painting depicts a moment in time and a driving emotion. In her work the cycles of nature are a metaphor for human existence.