Monday, 16 August 2010

Harvesting Poppy Seeds

Eve and Faith noticed that the poppy heads had changed and that there were little holes at the top of the bulb.  They were delighted to find that if they rattled them and listened hard then they could hear the soft sound of the seeds inside.  They spent a long time gathering the seeds.  I suspect a bit of sowing went on as well but we'll have to wait for next year to find out!!  They carefully put them in an envelope for storage. It made me wonder about a seed swap with others in the UK in a month or so when a few more plants have gone to seed!

1 comment:

  1. Fun! Interesting, I have never explored a poppy seed before. I'll have to do this one day.