Off topic was Saffron crocus cultivation in Kashmir

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:35:32 PST
Hello Jim,
I concur with Roland, planting between 15-20 cm (6-8") has many advantages: 
cooler conditions give less splitting, too low  for mices to eat therm, (yes 
it is more difficult to harvest the corms). Even at that depth in claysoil, 
you will be surprised how the shoots  will get to the surface. Another 
point: the leaves of Crocus sativus  are very frost resistence: no problems 
with -10° C (??°F) I  during the 20 years I grow them here I never 
experienced any frost damage of the leaves and the corms.
Lauw de Jager

South of France 
-----Original Message-----
 If I planted Saffron 15 cm deep in my heavy clay I doubt that I’d ever 
see them again. This or 30 cm (!!) might work in sand, small gravel or loose 
loam, but not in my heavy clay.    
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