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Old 07-26-2018, 02:28 PM #91
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When growing poppy indoors when should I put them under 16/8 lights? Is it when they are advertised to start flowering (example 70 days from germination) or some time before it?


How long can I keep one poppy plant in 16oz peat pot?



Can poppy be forced to flower early so that they stay small?

Poppies flower cycle is the opposite of cannabis... in other words, poppies flower on an increasing light cycle.


You can flower in any size container as long as you can keep up with the plants needs.


I'm pretty sure you can force flower just as can be done with many varieties of flowers.
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"Divas" fits pretty well. The babies get to about an inch and then fall right over.
Poppy seedlings are extremely sensitive to heat.

They like 60 degrees F. They can tolerate 80 to 85 F. 90F might kill them.

They need to be a certain size before they get that full dose of sunlight.
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Poppies flower cycle is the opposite of cannabis... in other words, poppies flower on an increasing light cycle.


You can flower in any size container as long as you can keep up with the plants needs.


I'm pretty sure you can force flower just as can be done with many varieties of flowers.
Thanks for info.

Is it all poppies that have opposite flower cycle to cannabis?

If I wanted to make Papaver hybrids could I pollinate P. somniferum with any other Papaver?
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Thanks for info.

Is it all poppies that have opposite flower cycle to cannabis?

If I wanted to make Papaver hybrids could I pollinate P. somniferum with any other Papaver?

I can't say, really, whether all poppies flower the same.
My poppies have been opening flowers over the last week (diminishing light cycle). I didn't expect that at all.
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