Saffron is a valuable source of trace minerals: iron, magnesium, phosphorus and strontium. These minerals are available through growing and selling of saffron.
Please read this booklet on how to grow saffron on your own using a saffron growing machine.
How can I grow saffron in my field?
Saffron can be grown in many shapes and forms.
Most popular growing places for saffron in India are outside cities.
You can also grow saffron by growing from flower to flower in a field.
Saffron can be grown in any soil; its main drawback is that it is prone to erosion. Soil that has been allowed to dry out is more durable than soil that is not dry. Seeds which have not germinated in the long term will eventually rust.
The saffron-growing process
Saffron can be grown in two ways:
Saffron seeds and stems can be planted directly into soil, but must be moistened with water;
Saffron seeds can also be dried and ground together. These should be washed well to remove any dirt or other residue.
Saffron is usually grown as early as June, depending upon the availability of sunlight. After a few days of sun the flowers start to wilt; they will continue to wilt for the next few days. After 8 to 10 days, their dark-colored stalks come in. A saffron plant must be kept very well watered throughout the day and night for it to flourish.
Saffron seeds must not be over-ripe as they will spoil. Seeds stored for more than one month, or stored moist in the open, will spoil. Seeds are stored in sealed containers; this prevents mold and fungus from growing. Some seeds will not ripen properly if stored for more than one month; then they will spoil and a new bloom will not occur, but the saffron will be lost.
When a soil is dry and compact a seed is formed, called a rhizome. A rhizome is just flat flat surface. It is easy to see the different forms of saffron.
What is the difference between saffron and chamomile?
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