Did you ever think about growing your own saffron? Learn how here. (25 Saffron Crocus Bulbs-Rare Spice-Crocus Sativus)

Did you ever think about growing your own saffron? Learn how here. (25 Saffron Crocus Bulbs-Rare Spice-Crocus Sativus)

Minimalist tattoo. Artist: tattooist_doy I love the botanical drawing feel of this!

Minimalist tattoo. Artist: tattooist_doy I love the botanical drawing feel of this!

Saffron flowers benefits. Infographic. Summary of the general characteristics of the Saffron plant. Medicinal properties, benefits and uses more common of Saffron. http://www.medicinalplants-pharmacognosy.com/herbs-medicinal-plants/saffron/benefits-infographic/

Saffron flowers benefits. Infographic. Summary of the general characteristics of the Saffron plant. Medicinal properties, benefits and uses more common of Saffron. http://www.medicinalplants-pharmacognosy.com/herbs-medicinal-plants/saffron/benefits-infographic/

Wedding table setting |  Rustic | Saffron flowers, Ft Greene, Brooklyn | NuNu chocolates, BK | Menus Lion in the Sun, BK. | Maison May Dekalb Restaurant, Ft Greene, Brooklyn.

Wedding table setting | Rustic | Saffron flowers, Ft Greene, Brooklyn | NuNu chocolates, BK | Menus Lion in the Sun, BK. | Maison May Dekalb Restaurant, Ft Greene, Brooklyn.

The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A mythological griffin, considered to be a combination of the body of a lion as king of the beasts and the head of an eagle, stands guard.

The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers and the gleaning of stigmas for use in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug. A mythological griffin, considered to be a combination of the body of a lion as king of the beasts and the head of an eagle, stands guard.

Saffron is an expensive spice, but it's surprisingly easy to grow saffron crocus in your garden.

Saffron crocus: A spice worth growing

Saffron is an expensive spice, but it's surprisingly easy to grow saffron crocus in your garden.

saffron flower harvest in Indian-controlled Kashmir

saffron flower harvest in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Saffron is the spice derived from the vivid crimson/orange 3 stigmas of Crocus sativus. At about $1,000 lb, an average pound contains about 50,000 flowers...all harvested by hand.

Saffron is the spice derived from the vivid crimson/orange 3 stigmas of Crocus sativus. At about $1,000 lb, an average pound contains about 50,000 flowers...all harvested by hand.

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the  world. The great thing is, is that it might be possible for you to grow your own. Here in the Pacific NW we are growing saffron in a 4x8 foot raised bed, 1 foot high. We laid fine mesh wire in the bottom of the bed and framed a lid, which was covered in the same mesh wire to keep rodents out. We then filled the bed with compost and sand, then planted the bulbs.

Saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. The great thing is, is that it might be possible for you to grow your own. Here in the Pacific NW we are growing saffron in a 4x8 foot raised bed, 1 foot high. We laid fine mesh wire in the bottom of the bed and framed a lid, which was covered in the same mesh wire to keep rodents out. We then filled the bed with compost and sand, then planted the bulbs.

beautiful kerria saffron yellow flowers, hello summer

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