Seeds - Cumin


  • Seeds - Cumin
  • Seeds - Cumin

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Description: Cumin seeds are used either ground or whole in the cuisines of a great many different countries, including India, Morocco and Egypt. Its distinctive flavour is used in soups, stews, curries, pastries and liqueurs. It is also used medicinally and is said to reduce inflammation and suppress muscle spasms. A member of the parsley family, which means that the swallowtail caterpillars might want you to share!

Pack Size: 250 seeds

Latin Name: Cuminum cyminum
Main Uses: Culinary
Zone Hardiness: Annual (reseeding)
Exposure: Full sun
Height: 15 cm (6 inches)
Flowering Time: Summer

Days to Germination: 10 - 14
Sowing: Indoors 4 - 8 weeks before last frost sowing 4 seeds per pot into peat or coir pots (to avoid disturbing roots at transplant). For best results, apply  Sea Magic™ kelp from first watering. Apply a seedling-starter fertilizer such as Evolve Seedling once the second set of true leaves has appeared, and then alternate between the kelp and seedling starter until transplant.
Seed Depth: 1/4”
Planting Out: 2-3 weeks after last frost date, as soil needs to be warm.
Plant Spacing: 4 - 8”.
Row Spacing: 18”.
Sowing Outdoors: Seeds can also be direct-seeded 2-3 weeks after last frost when soil is warm.
Seed Spacing: Plant 4 seeds every 4 to 8” and thin to 1 plant every 4 - 8”.
Notes: Cumin prefers well-drained fertile soil and hot conditions.

Harvesting: Harvest in late summer or early fall.

Growing in Containers: Well-suited for large raised beds, but not smaller containers.

Watering (Containers): Water deeply, and allow to dry to the touch between waterings.

Growing in Mixed Planters: Not well-suited for mixed planters.

Beneficials Attracted to this Plant: Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillars.

Special Requirements for Cold Climate Gardeners: Requires warmth to thrive.

Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.

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