This year i tried to grow Crocus flowers in the garden. Bad timing, since even tulips didn’t bloom this season thanks to the erratic weather. So all i had was foliage for both of these before the weather became extremely hot & killed off all winter blooms in a pinch! Anyway, the saffron bulbs did spread & multiply on their own which is good for the next season. To help with further propagation, i decided to do my bit too.
PROPAGATING SAFFRON BULBS
- As with any other winter flower bulb, Crocus must be removed from its existing pot whether the leaves are still green or not. This is because it will not tolerate the summer sun & die off.
- Clean the clumps in water.
- Press lightly with your hands to loosen the roots.
- Pull them apart gently.
- Choose a spot that is shaded and does not get direct sun.
- Now re-plant in well-draining soil with lots of sand. This is to ensure that the bulbs don’t rot.
- Do not forget to add compost to nourish the bulbs. It is very important for healthy bulbs & flowers next season.
- Let them grow for as long as the leaves stay green.
- Remove from soil & store when all the foliage is dead.
- Do not leave in soil after that or they will rot.
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