I'm deciding to grow some plants in my backyard that are interesting yet somewhat difficult to grow. Would you guys recommend Opium Poppy and Foxglove? I have a bunch more plants I want answers from but I'm just asking ab out these 2 right now.
Poppies are real easy to grow. Scatter seeds early and they germinate quickly. I never bother to thin mine, Just let them go. When they flower it is great. You can collect the seeds or dump them on the ground for next year. They're kinda like pepper shakers I say. Also, you can collect the seeds for cooking.
That was actually one of the other plant's I was talking about. I wasn't going to use it for recreational use, but I heard it's good at attracting humming birds, so it would help my other plants. I was also going to grow apple mint and globe thistle
It you want to do poppies, you need to start while there's still snow on the ground, they have to freeze before they germinate. Also, check your local laws. They're only legal to plant in two states, and not legal to harvest at all in the US.
Tobacco is fun. I had a four foot tall plant growing indoors a few years ago (they attract and kill spidermites). When it flowered, it was a basketball sized orb of pink flowers, very pretty. But it's worth noting that if you touch the leaves you can absorb nicotine through your skin. Even as a smoker, I got hit with a little too much one time when I lifted a leaf to water under it. And while not illegal to grow or harvest, the US does technically require you pay tobacco taxes on your own plants.
Maypop Passion Vine. I think it's the most exotic looking flower in Texas
Unusually, The most exotic plants that are still sanely possible to grow are the one's I'm doing. Like the maypop. Or any passion vine. Also planning on growing Nightshade if anyone has tips on that
Poppy; A beautiful plant that is yet illegal in most states. At least regular poppy is legal.
Regular poppy? The only other variety I know of is the California poppy. I don't believe there's any states that have criminalized that variety, as it contains almost no opiates.
Naturally, I assumed OP was interested in growing the Asian or "opium" poppy.
I plan on growing different varieties on Poppy. Most likely poppy that is Perennial instead of annual, but every once and a while maybe opium poppy, I had only stated that because it was the only one in my cart. I am OP. You assumed correctly. California is one. Also the Switzerland flag, but it's an Opium Poppy. Going to be dumping the plant's I tend to grow and see if anyone can lend me help.
Danish Flag Afghan Poppy 250 Seeds - Papaver Somniferum
I assume it would be like growing any other poppy so It's pretty easy.
I normally come to 4chan for fast replies but that's not always the case is it?
Also is it true Tobacco is indeed a natural pest killer? Not for all pests but some?
Lily of the Valley
I assume most poisonous plants are safe to touch so I'm going to be dumping my poisons next.
Atropa belladonna - Deadly Nightshade
I've really been looking forward to this one.
Outsidepride Castor Bean Impala
No it is not fucking weed all though it does somewhat look like it. I'm better off smoking Morning Glory seeds. Which is actually on my list.
Nobody likes that name and I'm talking to myself
made a name so someone could make fun of me because that's 4chan
anyway Foxy Excelsior Foxglove
Yeah, both of those are easy to grow and self-seed readily.
If easy to grow self-seeders is really what you're looking for, then I recommend pot marigold and corn marigold, as these annuals can stay in bloom well into December in a mild year.
If those aren't interesting enough for you, then perhaps annual honesty, love-in-a-mist or sweet pea might fit the bill.
This is fucking cool! I've never seen it before.
Yes. When I was growing marijuana I kept a tobacco plant with them because the thicker, more supple leaves attracted spidermites and the nicotine killed them. It may not work on current infestations, because you're likely to get one or two survivors and end up breeding nicotine resistant bugs.
If you smoke it, different varieties have completely different flavors and tones. You'd want to grow several and blend them. And tobacco needs shade to develop correctly, so you'll need latticing. It also takes years to cure properly. Its really not worth it, actually. Pretty, though.
I believe this is what they make teething tablets out of. I could be mistaken.
Looks like a very interesting list indeed.