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mandajayne

Love gardening, especially succulents probably cause I can forget them for ages. South east Melbourne area. Always learning.

Crocus sativus

  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2023
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mandajayne

#crocussativus do love my #saffron so much. You can see it's 3 perfect stigmas in there. Waiting. Lol #gyo #potgrown #corms

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sushiwaitress

Gorgeous shot! I tried to grow these and got 6 precious threads of saffron before the critters dug up most of the bulbs. How many bulbs (corms?) do you have in what size pot?

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mandajayne

I started with 4 corms, 3 seasons ago. I've read each sprout is a corm, so this year I'd say i have over 30 corms now. They are in a 30 centimetre square pot. I was going to pull them up this year and seperate them. In summer I just put them in the shed in the pot. Then pull them out when autumn starts. @sushiwaitress

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sushiwaitress

I'm gonna do that. Keep them away from the critters.

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mandajayne

Soooo many shoots now. I've only had two flowers so far but there's at least 30 different shoots at all different stages. Wish the flowers would hurry up. #crocussativus #saffron #gyo #herbs #autumncrocus

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mandajayne

It opened this morning. I read to try and get them as soon as they open. #saffron #crocussativus #bulbs #gyo

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mandajayne

Soooooo close to my first #flower #saffron #crocussativus #gyo #closeup

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emch

#anticipation

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mandajayne

I've been waiting not very patiently for my #crocussativus to flower and I've finally seen its first little growth poke through. I'm so excited to harvest them and try saffron rice again this year. Last year didn't have enough strands, I had around 18, I'm hoping for 40 this year, in this photo is two flowers and 6 stigmas. #saffron #gyo #potgrown

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mandajayne

I think my saffron had no flavor as I didn't leave it for long enough after drying. I just read it needs time to develop the flavor. Has anyone else ever grown and used their own saffron?

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mandajayne

So far I've found 14 sprouts so I'm really looking forward to my 42 stigmas. Hahaha

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mandajayne

Was so excited to be able to harvest some #saffron this autumn. I got about 18 #stigmas, tried to make saffron rice but there was no flavor. Had alot of greenery in spring so I'm excited for this #autumn #gyo #potgrown

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emch

Wow! #spectacularflowers

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mandajayne

Pretty impressed with this one little bulb sending up 4 shoots it's first season you can three tiny ones near the base. #crocussativus #saffron #gyo #bulbs

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mandajayne

All 4 have sprouted so happy. Says generally don't get flowers the first year but I can hope. #crocus #saffron #bulbs #autumnbulbs #gyo

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mandajayne

SOOOOOOO EXCITED. oh my I thought id have to wait till spring. Should I be worried my crocus are coming up now??? I'm so excited, I keep making these weird noises and my dog thinks I'm crazy. #crocus #wrongtimeofyear #bulbs

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mandajayne

I read it flowers autumn is that correct??? My day has just been made. All four bulbs have sprouted. They've been so neglected. I just moved them out in the sun and rain.

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rosegardengirl

Love to get some of these. Where did you get the seeds/bulbs?

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mandajayne

@rosegardengirl from my local bunnings in Jan. I haven't seen the bulbs there since, and I always have a squiz. 😞

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