Poppies cakes for a Poppy

Corn poppy getting ready to flower - 11th July 2011

Corn poppy getting ready to flower - 11th July 2011

It isn’t really surprising that given my name and the fact that most of my life is spent with my hands in some kind of dirt that many people give me packets of poppy seeds as gifts and I have quite a little collection. Mostly they just sit in my seed box as I don’t really have a use for them, with a few being sown here and there every so often.

Now I have a poppy plan though; after having a poppy seed and carrot muffin I want to grow and make my own. So out came the seed boxes and I have been through all of the poppy seeds I have, I mostly have lots of smaller headed poppies but there are a few ‘good ones*’ and I am not too late to sow some of them, including this one which actually talks about eating the seed heads in the description.  

Carrots don’t seem to be doing so well this year but there is still time for them too.

*If anyone has any large-headed poppies I can add to my collection they would be gratefully received

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4 responses to “Poppies cakes for a Poppy

  1. I love Poppies – but I always fail miserably to grow them from seed; the only ones that grow in my garden are those that have grown there themselves… entirely unrelated to the species I’ve sown!

    • A Life Less Simple

      I am the same, so many of the ones I sow never come up and I have no idea why. Fingers crossed for my cooking ones

  2. I have Tallulah Belle Blush which is a Papaver Somniferum. I’m growing her for the first time this year for the seeds. I’d be happy to let you have some seeds.
    http://asmallholding.blogspot.com/2011/06/opium-poppy.html

  3. I have Tallulah Belle Blush, Papaver Somniferum. Growing her for the first time this year for the edible seeds. I’d be happy to let you have some

    http://asmallholding.blogspot.com/2011/06/opium-poppy.html

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