|25 Silky Cherubic Crocus Sativas Bulbs|
Saffron Crocus In The Home Garden (Crocus Sativas)
Saffron crocus part deux. I think the last set of bulbs, once interplanted with other plants ended up rotting.
I wanted to have a successful saffron growing experience, so I ordered more of these fine looking bulbs.
These are some really nice fat bulbs that will do really well, I believe. I need to find a nice sized pot, and found a couple of drum shaped clay planters that are fairly deep and wide to spread out the corms a bit. This is the right time of year to plant them, and indoor planting will result in a great little saffron harvest some day. If not this year, then next year for sure.
|Crocus Sativus Leaves|
The saffron leaves flourished this year, but we did not get any flowers. The image is from mid-December, but they haven't changed much to date. Not much to report this year, and we continue watering with a good drench once a week and that's about it. We will continue doing this until the leaves die back some time this spring, maybe and then cover the pots with some window screen mesh and move to a no-watering zone for the dormant period.
|Saffron Crocus In Planter|
The low round planters arrived today, so we get the saffron crocus set up for the growing season! Soooo excited. I want to try this home grown spice version out.
We have some aggregate hanging around, so we put some of that
|Aggregate In Planters|
|Garden Fabric Layer|
After the garden fabric is added, we can then add the potting mix
|Saffron Crocus In Soil|
|Finished Saffron Crocus Planters|
Now, we just wait for the saffron crocus to appear. It is possible we will only see leaf blades this year. When we get the flowers, we can harvest the stigmas.
The calculation is: "...for a family of 4 you will need to grow 16 saffron bulbs, in order to have available a sufficient amount of spice to the preparation of 4 dishes seasoned with saffron for each within a year." ~ OffGridOrganicFarm In general, that breaks down to about 10 stigmas per recipe.