- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- juice of one lime
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-2 teaspoon Siracha
- Red pepper flakes, to taste
- 2 tablespoon cilantro
- 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
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A poppy is a flowering plant in the subfamily Papaveroideae of the family Papaveraceae. Poppies are herbaceous plants, often grown for their colourful flowers. One species of poppy, Papaver somniferum produces edible seeds, and is also the source of the crude drug opium which contains powerful medicinal alkaloids such as morphine and has been used since ancient times as an analgesic and narcotic medicinal and recreational drugs. Following the trench warfare which took place in the poppy fields of Flanders, during the 1st World War, poppies have become a symbol of remembrance of soldiers who have died during wartime.
Poppies from Seed
- Sow outdoors in the fall or winter. Most poppies require a period of stratification, or a period of exposure to cold, before they will germinate.
- Due to their tiny size, the seeds just need to be sprinkled along the surface when sowing out doors.
After the seedlings start to sprout in the spring, you may wish to separate the ones that are growing too close to 6 inches to a foot apart.
Planting Bare-root or Transplanting Potted Poppies
- You will plant your poppy plant in the summer, just before it blooms (if you ordered from Wayside Gardens, your poppies will ship at the proper time for planting in your zone). Choose a spot in full sun with well-draining soil.
- Dig a hole a few inches bigger than the root-ball of your plant on all sides – this will loosen the soil around your plant, allowing it to spread its roots and grow more easily.
If your plant is in a pot, pull it out and spread the roots a little, freeing them from the shape of the pot.
- Place the plant in the hole, and loosely fill in your soil, do not pack it down. The plant should be at the same level it was in the pot. If it was bare-root, just fill to just above the crown of the root-ball.
Caring for your Poppy
- Your poppy will always need full sunlight and well-drained soil.
- Because of the relatively short bloom-span, different varieties and annuals are often planted in the flower beds with poppies to keep the garden full of color year-round.
- [Optional] Dead-head to prevent seeding and spreading, but if you let them seed, your poppies will spread and naturalize nicely.
- At the end of the summer, it is okay cut the stems back to the ground when they die back.