Last August I sowed seed for red poppies.
Poppies are hardy perennial plants that readily start from seed. The secret to successful germination is to broadcast the seed in late summer and just barely cover the seed with soil; tamp the soil and keep the seed plot well watered.
I’ll carefully thin and transplant the young poppies once the ground dries out.
Poppies have to be transplanted with great care because they have a very long tap-root and resent being moved.
In a couple of more years they’ll be a joy to behold in May.