Posts Tagged ‘plant’

Poppies

Poppies are some of the most beautiful flowers, and are useful for filling empty beds on an allotment. However, be careful, as many varieties are poisonous. Check they are safe around any children or pets you may have, and ensure that you are safe while around them.

Poppies can be sown around April, although it varies depending on the variety. They usually need half to full sun, and well drained soil.

Poppies are often invasive, as they have many seeds which grow easily. In order to combat this, it is a good idea to pull up their seedlings when they start to grow, or to dead head them when the flowers start to fade.

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Companion Planting

Companion Planting is when you plant plants together so that they repel pests or diseases. The most common of these is planting carrots with marigolds in order to repel carrot fly. Although more space is used, the efficiency and quality of the crop is increased. Check the seed packets or labels for more information on companion planting.