Saffron Growing In The Dark Storage Room
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Linda Bouck
Posted on: December 04, 2006

I purchased some saffron bulbs from Richters and followed the directions on planting. I left the pot outside buried in the garden, then brought it inside into my cold storage room when we started getting good solid frosts. Unfortunately it got warm here again and the plants are growing like crazy in the dark. Should I bring them out into the light and let them bloom, or leave them in the dark and hope it gets cold soon?

Put them in the brightest spot in your house and hope there is enough light to produce good blooms. Since the plant got chilled outside, it now thinks it is spring. If you leave it in the storage room you will kill the new growth when it gets cold enough again and this would set the plant back severely.

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