When I grew poppies this year, I was unsure exactly what would happen, or where the delicious seeds would emerge from.
This was the first one to bloom, 'Hungarian Blue', after months of waiting.
I had planted the seedlings in October or so. And they took a while to get going.
The gorgeous flower lost its petals in a couple days, after which it looked like this for a month or so. The plant withered and the seed pod began to turn brown.
I had a lot of brown pods at that point, so I cut them all off and got out one of the clean, empty baby food jars that had been waiting to make itself useful (in my cupboard for a few years).
It was just enough to make a batch of lemon-poppyseed muffins.