Paddy's Poppies Get Planted

On Sunday, May 7th, Paddy helped the Beuclers plant their poppy seeds in a plot prepared with sand and potting soil.

Yesterday, on Sunday, May 14 (Mother's Day), she transplanted her poppy seedlings started indoors, into another prepared plot near the Beucler’s. The planting was after a soaking rain on Saturday. She had left the peat pots outside, and the seedlings were transferred into the “wet” soil that was about the same temperature as the soil in the peat pots, but as she says, “I know transplanting is traumatic for the young roots, and I have no idea whether they will thrive.”

In the later afternoon, the poppies were watered again.