I'm new here (this is my first post) and I live in Costa Rica, which is wonderful to grow orchids in (I just need to stick them outside under tree branches) but when it comes to other flowers I am absolutely clueless.
I got this packet of wonderful poppy seeds with a very wide variety (turkish, red coral, hen and chicks, etc) and I have no idea how to start this. Most instructions I have found online take into accound seasons, which we don't have here. We only have two seasons: rain and no rain.
Since I've caught ants carrying poppy seeds away before, so I want to start them in pots or bags first and am hoping it's ok? We have *plenty* of sun and the humidity is around 80% to 100% everyday. Temperatures don't ever drop below 60Ã‚Âºs F.
Now on to the biggest challenge of all: Meconopsis. So far I've read it needs moisture and cool temperatures, and what I've been able to come up with so far is to make a sort of terranium, but colder instead of warmer than its surroundings. Perhaps take a large old aquarium, insulate it, leave one side clear so light can come in, add ice, and then the pots with seeds...I know this sounds crazy, is it???
As you can see....I am clueless and will probably make a lot of mistakes, so if anybody has any words of advice, I would deeply appreciate it.
Thank you all!
PS: What ZONE would Costa Rica be?