Corrales Azafrán safflower

 
classic Classic list List threaded Threaded
3 messages Options
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Corrales Azafrán safflower

Raifu
Administrator
This post was updated on .
Here's a post about my Corrales Azafrán safflower from earlier this year: http://vegetables.boards.net/thread/442/corrales-azafr-safflower

My plants are starting to wind down for the season, by the look of it. They're falling over and I think the leaves are changing colors.

I'm letting all the flowers go to seed.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
Profile post
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Corrales Azafrán

Raifu
Administrator
This post was updated on .
Here's the seed harvest! We had to cut the sharp leaves off before I got the seeds out, but it was pretty easy.

Many white Corrales Azafrán safflower seeds on a large blue and white plate.
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
Profile post
Reply | Threaded
Open this post in threaded view
|

Re: Corrales Azafrán safflower

Raifu
Administrator
This is one of the easiest-to-germinate plants I've ever grown. It sprouts easily in tough soils, in heat, in cold, in sun, and in shade. They sprout in about three to five days. The seeds are large.

I highly recommend these for school projects (as are done with sunflowers in cups). The plants are much shorter than sunflowers.

These ones took four or five days to sprout. They began sprouting in large numbers yesterday. This picture was taken this evening on the day when it was supposed to get to 103° F. I supposed it did; I wasn't monitoring it constantly, but it was 100° F. the first time I checked.

A row of newly sprouted Corrales Azafran safflower seedlings in difficult soil on May 30th in SW Idaho on a day when the temperature got to 103° F. Some small sweet potato plants are to the left. There is mint compost on top of some of the soil, which could contain forest products, manure, and such. A few sunchokes can be seen near the safflower post. Volunteer cucurbits are beyond a black, metal pole.

There are more safflower plants (which sprouted today) by the chicory, in a much more shaded area.

school_projects
easy_to_sprout
Location: SW Idaho, USA
Climate: BSk
USDA hardiness zone: 6
Elevation: 2,260 feet
Profile post
Feedback, Links, Privacy, Rules, Support