added by sbert
(3 months ago)
In cold climates sow seeds or set out seedlings in spring. In California and similar mild climates, sow seeds in fall and hope that winter rains see them through. First cultivate the planting bed, or at least scuff the planting area with a rough rake. Broadcast seeds and cover them with mulch or loose soil. Sprinkle the soil with water and keep it moist until the rains take over. After bloom, pull or hoe out dry plants — unless you want the poppies to naturalize and come back next year. Their seeds may come back if conditions suit them; pull or hoe out emerging seedlings if you don't want them.