OK, then "breadseed" poppies they are (aka opium poppies, which nobody puts on the label anymore because it’s technically not legal to sell/grow them or some such silliness). Yours are kind of out of synch. Normally they are self-sown annuals, meaning last years flowers form seedpods and sow next year’s babies, which in turn do the same thing and on and on. So I have seedpods now and they will spill their seed out as they dry, and in spring the babies will sprout and grow to adulthood and then go to seed. I don’t know if you will have enough time to get flowers and then seeds this year, but you’re already partway down the road, so: Very carefully transplant them to open ground, yes, and hope that they grow, flower and form pods to ripen and self-sow before winter. If not…but another packet and sprinkle in earliest spring.
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