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#1 of 3 Old 08-20-2009, 12:20 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Apparently, saffron is easy to grow! I just stumbled upon this info today. I'm sooo excited about it! I love to cook with saffron, but I rarely do, considering that it's the most expensive spice in the world (literally!).

I'll be ordering some bulbs from Peaceful Valley next month! Yay!

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Does anyone grow these flowers? I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to plant them, and I'm not finding any companion planting info on them...

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They're a crocus - so they're bulbs. Something to keep in mind though if you're growing them to harvest your own saffron is that it takes a LOT of them to get any appreciable amount. Each flower will only give you a couple stamens, and once dried they don't amount to a whole lot each.

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