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Q.Saffron Plant Started Growing But It Has Started Turning Brown From The Tips

Zone Lahore | Hamzazahidcheema added on November 9, 2020 | Answered

I planted saffron corms when the temperature dropped below 35°C and its been 1 month and 4 days. There are some plants growing and some corms have developed roots but there are some plants which are turning brown from the tips and some are almost half turned brown and half green i suspect that the plant is dying. What should i do and how often should i water the plants?. The temperature is around 22-26 in the morning and 15 in the night.Suggest the water routine and the sunlight routine. I have planted the corms in fabric bags almost 4-5 inches deep and 3 inches apart

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Answered on November 10, 2020

I was a bit confused at first, but I quickly realized that these temperatures are in Celsius and not Fahrenheit!

My best guess is that they are being overwatered. The soil needs to dry out, very thoroughly, down to about an inch between waterings. Consistently moist soil will cause rot.

From here, I would make sure to apply a fungicide and only water when needed.

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