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  1. Hey guys, Keen to buy catha edulis, all different type of poppies (gotta love the different colours) and salvia (where you've also gotta love the different colours). Please feel ffree to PM me! Thanks, EG
  2. Herbalist

    P.Som Gigs or Mammoths Wanted

    Hi all, I have been on the hunt for some giganteum or mammoth poppy seed for quite a while. Have quite a lot of other varieties and these will be a great addition to my collection. Will trade seeds or $. Hit me up with a PM. Located NSW. Thanks,
  3. So there I was, waiting for a train, a not unusual occurrence, when, out the corner of my eye, below the platform, I spied the familiar movement pattern of seed pods on long stalks, dancing in the cool breeze. I was intrigued. Upon closer inspection, it was ascertained that the offending plants were indeed of the Papaveraceae, confirming my suspicions; though my taxonomical skills weren't up to the task of delineating further the genotypic makeup of the specimens. If I were to hazard a guess, the optimist, small though he is, in me would determine them to be Papaver setigerum, though the difference in leaf structure from the usual 'somniferum is striking. Otherwise I suppose they might be Papaver rhoeas. If neither or either of these be the case, let it be known forthwith! TLDR: setigerum, rhoeas or something else? pix below
  4. planthelper

    poppy season has started?

    i once discovered something about poppies i would like to share, naturaly i was residing in a country where the considerate use of poppies is quite legal... with poppies one has basicly two options, either to cook them, or to lance/bleed them and than cook them, after scraping off the raw opium. raw opium is incredible stuff, but the problem is that, lancing in many climats does not only produce only tiny ammounts of opium, it's aswell an action hard to pull thru, as it rises not only suspicion, but you have to come back to the heads aswell to scrape them, in short a lot of fuzz with lot's of risks. the proposed methode, is to cut of the heads and to milk them at home. problem is though that often, hardly any milk will be produced. but milk production can be increased a plentyfull by surrounding the heads with hot water!!! so all you do is, to cut the stem with a razorblade close to the head, and place the head in a dish (poppy heads will stand very secure if placed up side down! now if it bleeds, take the head and place the drop on a piece of alu foil, if not or just too little and not worth a collection, put it onto the dish. after a while when your dish is full of upside down turned poppy heads (oh what a lovly sight ) you pour hot water with the kettle into the dish, and voila suddenly the poppy heads which refused to yield any milk before, will start to bleed! now take them one by one and collect the drips onto the alufoil. collecting onto the alufoil, has not only the advantage of not having to mess around with scraping, but aswell allowes the collection of small ammount of milk, by pressing the clean straight cut, onto the level tinfoil. now you can if necessary fold the alufoil a bit so that all the milk collects at the centre, than just let it dry. some sources say opium is only good if dried by the sun, well if you believe this put the foil somewhere save, but into the direct sunlight. only downside is that you can only milk them on this day, and not like professionals on 3 or more days in a row. but this doesn't realy pose an issue because, most poppies grown in our areas will not bleed much anyway, as mentioned before. but anyway, either water your poppies, before bleeding, or choose a time to do "the home bleeding" after good rains, as this increases milk flow.