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Planting Saffron #427565 01/20/14 10:50 PM
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A new fun project for me - I'm planting saffron crocus plants to see if I can grow my own saffron. I bought these in late September and am just getting around to planting them now. You can see that the bulbs are a bit impatient with me smile.

Has anyone else tried to grow their own saffron?



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Saffron project day 2 - the planter finally thawed (it had been on the back porch) so I was able to put the bulbs into it. It's now sitting by the back sliding glass door.

Tomorrow the little saffron plants will get their first taste of sunshine!



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Look! Look! The little saffron bulbs are actually growing! They're making little green leafy bits!! smile smile Happy happy happy.



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Yes indeedy!

Here's the latest photo of my saffron bulbs, taken yesterday. They're growing well!



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Our saffron plants are growing but no flowers are forming yet. I've heard a rumor that they might have two cycles - a first cycle where they just grow greens and then a second cycle that has the flower stage. Thoughts?



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Just waking up, gorgeous, fluffy snow falling. Did brief yoga and admired the #saffron crocus growing by the window. It's growing well!



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Re: Planting Saffron [Re: Lisa Shea] #428053 04/08/14 08:02 AM
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Oh, I recently also tried to plant such flowers. I found seeds in the market and grown flowers at ******** smile But it is really cool thing to grow smth by yourself smile

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It's magical to watch something grow each day!


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Re: Planting Saffron [Re: Lisa Shea] #428259 05/05/14 12:03 PM
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Well, the saffron went through its life cycle without any flowers and died off. But I'm heard this is normal at the beginning. Now to wait to see if they come back in a few months.


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