Herb Description: The young leaves of Cumin make a great addition to salads, and its spicy seeds are a well-known spice to add flavor to your recipes! Seeds is also useful to aid digestion. Foliage is similar to that of dill, and has small pink flowers. Best grown in warm climates, and prefers full sun. Attractive to bees, birds, and butterflies. Self-sows freely. Deadhead if volunteer seedlings are undesirable. Average water needs.
Herb Botanical Name: Cuminum cyminum
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Herb Duration: Biennial
Days to Herb Maturity: 115
Herb Seeds Per Oz: 9500
Herb Height: 6” to 12”
Herb Spacing: 3” to 6”
Herb Planting: Direct sow outside as soon as the ground can be worked. Can also be fall planted. Plant seeds just under soil surface, and water.
Herb Seed Saving: Allow seed heads to dry on plants; then remove heads, break them open, and collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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