Friday, February 1
Back in November I posted about the saffron crocuses that I had planted in pots in our cold greenhouse. They had just produced their first flower and I asked for tips on how to harvest the stigma ribbons.
Well I needn't have bothered - that flower was the only one that the bulbs managed to produce. Leaves - yes, flowers - no!
I wondered whether I had planted them too late or maybe they should have been planted outside but the friend who gave them to me has had the same problem. She planted hers earlier and planted some in tubs in her greenhouse and others outside in the garden and she too has only had one flower!
What's even worse I didn't even manage to pick the stigma from my one flower!
Posted by Sue Garrett at 10:30 a.m.