Poppy seeds grow healthier in the ground as opposed to a pot, as transplanting them can damage the roots. Plant poppy seeds in the fall with help from an professional gardener in this free video on growing from seeds.
Hi, I'm Alli Reynolds with Alli's Organics. We're going to be planting poppy seeds which is a really simple process. I like to put a bunch of composter with the surface of our, of our ground that we're going to be putting the poppy seeds in. And then I just like to rake it in lightly. Poppy seeds are better planted in the fall time; then they'll sprout early springtime. We'll just take these poppy seeds and we'll just sprinkle them really lightly over the surface and then just kind of work it in just a little bit; tamp them down. You don't really have to do anything special. Poppy seeds do better when they're planted in the ground rather than being planted in a pot because they don't like their roots to be transplanted. Poppy seeds will come up in the springtime when it starts to warm up; you'll start to see them coming up and then they'll reseed themselves for year after year and you won't really have to plant them again.