How to Plant a Poppy Container Garden
Learn how to plant a container garden for various types of poppies with this step-by-step gardening guide.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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7. Remove the Dead Flowers
Lengthen the flowering period. Remove the dead flowers by breaking the stalks a little way below them. This is called deadheading and encourages the plant to produce new flowers rather than spend its energy on producing seeds.
8. Encourage Reseeding
Encourage reseeding for the next year. Leave some spent flowers at the end of the flowering period to form seedpods, letting the leaves die back.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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