Hi, first I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this thread. In this tutorial I'm gonna show you how to grow grade A opium. Let's get started Climate: Hot humid climates are the best. Any place that you can grow pot you can grow opium. A drop of 15 to 20 degrees at night is good for the opium. You only need to water the plants if it is drier than 2 weeks or they start to droop. Protection from bugs: If you have slugs in your area watch out. The best things for keeping slugs away is copper tape. Simply lay the tape around the plant. For beatles plant 1 poppy and put a beetle bag on it. This will keep them going to that poppy and that poppy alone. Buy the seeds: They can be any kind of papaver somniferum seeds however I recommend giganteum because you get more out of the pods. The best time to sow these seeds is in late September. They will lay dormat but in spring the will pop up and have a strong root system. Germinating: Lay seeds in wet soil and in 1 to 2 weeks you should have a sprout. Preparing the grow site: Opium grows pretty good in just about any soil. Just make sure it drains well and that's about all there is to it. They can not ne grown indoors AT ALL. They must be grown outside and you can not even start the seeds indoors. It will stunt there growth big time. Sprout: After 1 to 2 weeks after sowing in soil you should have a sprout. Make sure it gets full sun at all times throughout the day. 1 month after sowing in soil: By now your poppy should have numerous green leaves and be about 1-1 1/2 ft tall. Just keep doing what you've been doing and in 2-3 more months you will have a successful opium yield. 2 months after sowing in soil: It should be about 2 ft tall a lot of leaves and strong stem. 3 months after sowing in soil: Now your crop is almost complete. Around this time the leaves should start to fall off. Do not be alarmed as this is what's supposed to happen. After 2 weeks of all leaves being off the pod should be mature enough and ready for harvest. Harvest: Your work has finally payed off and your about to enjoy it. You will need an extremely sharp knife for the harvest. A razor blade works well. What you need to do is take the knife and cut the pod about a 1/16 th of an inch. Do not cut the pod in a circle but form side to side in the shape of a headband would be the best thing I could compare it to. You should notice a milky liquid oozing out of the pod. Let it ooze on it's own for 3-4 hours and it will dry into a brown or black substance on the pod. Simply scrape this substance off with a spatula or something similar and you have opium. I hope you enjoyed this guide and enjoy your yield. Note: What you see on my avatar is what you will scrape off.