Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)
A low growing herb which can be used whole or ground. Cumin is the key ingredient in curry powder and adds that distincful flavour in chilli dishes.
This herb is best started off indoors. Sow the seeds 0.5cm deep in trays of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 18-21 degrees C (65-70 degrees F). This herb needs lots of light.
When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted into your desired location. Harden off first.
Sow seeds 1.5cm deep direct in growing bed. Keep the soil moist, and be careful not to over-water. When large enough to handle thin to above spacings. This plant needs a warm, light position. Harvest when the pods turn brown. Once the pods have dried out, rub them to release the seeds. Whole seeds can be stored.
Sow Indoors - March-April
Sow Outdoors - May
Row width - 6" / 15cm
Harvest - When required
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