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My oriental poppy's have finished and looking very messy.I cut them all right back last year but I have promised a friend some seeds from them.Could I take some heads off now and dry them indoors or not..I know its very early and the pods are still very green but Im itching to clear the space a bit.Thankyou



I would cut everything down apart from a couple of seedheads that I would leave to mature. After all you will get hundreds of seeds from each head.

4 Jul, 2012


I would agree with that. I actually like the seed heads, but a couple left to get ripe will certainly give you enough seed for the whole neighbourhood.

4 Jul, 2012


That is what I would do too. To collect the seed the seed head must ripen first Kate otherwise the seed wont be viable.

4 Jul, 2012


good idea..I would never have thought of that..but now you say it's simple :) lol

5 Jul, 2012



5 Jul, 2012

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