The spice poppy seeds of the store inspire social media in garden groups. For example, spice seeds used in rolls and salads can grow multi-colored and showy flowers when sown in the soil.
Johanna Arho-Forsblom inspired by a Facebook post, decided to sprinkle spice seeds on the ground and see if they leave to germinate. Experience has already been found in growing popcorn grains, ginger and fruit seeds.
“At first, I sowed the seeds left at the bottom of the jar from baking. Then I got excited and bought seeds from several manufacturers and sowed more. ”
Arho-Forsblom sowed the seeds by sprinkling them on a modified medium directly from the spice jar. He did not cover the seeds, but only patted them lightly. According to Arho-Forsblom, the seeds germinated so well that the flower buds grown in the frame even had to be thinned.
Even less thinned areas of plants grew 15-20 centimeters tall little poppies. To the point where Arho-Forsblom sowed seeds less frequently, magnificently flowering plants rose.
“Flowering was timed towards the end of summer. I got to wonder about even the special colors. At first came pale purple, but then there was red, pink, and purple. Some were fringed and even narrated. Everyone seemed to be sprouting. ”
The end result was so delightful that Arho-Forsblom ended up buying spice poppy seeds for baking purposes only instead of baking. In several different shops, the basket ended up with seeds from different manufacturers.
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Spice poppy seeds may be older than garden seeds
Managing Director of the Horticultural Association Timo Taulavuori considers that one of the main differences between spice and garden seed is related to germination. The fresher the spice poppy seeds are, the more likely they are to germinate.
“Seasoning poppy seeds are unlikely to germinate for many years. You should prefer fresh seeds if you want them to grow flowers. ”
If you are sure you want to know what kind of poppies from seeds to grow, it is best to resort to garden poppy seeds. The seeds of a spice jar can grow into multicolored and multiplied flowers, as in the case of Johanna Arho-Forsblom. When a certain variety is favored, germination is also guaranteed: spice poppy seeds do not necessarily germinate at all.
According to Taulavuori, the goal of flower breeders is to create a flower that is as attractive and durable as possible. If the seeds are grown industrially, it is desired that the plant grow rapidly so that the seeds can be harvested industrially. Such a flower is not meant to be long-lived.
Taulavuori does not see a problem in sowing spice seedlings.
“If you want to try, you can create even a nice field. Small seeds should be sown on the surface and sprinkled lightly with sand or peat. ”
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