Cumin - UCSFresh
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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.

Indoor Planting:

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.

Growing On:

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.

Outdoor Planting:

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