Heirloom Vegetable and Herb Seeds for the Backyard Gardener

Cumin - Common

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Cumin - Cuminum cyminum

Sow in Spring or late Winter inside; Sow seeds 6mm deep in seed trays; Plant spacing at 10cm; Germination period between 7 to 14 days; Soil temperature at 18˚C; Harvest time approx. 120 days.

Cumin is an annual herb that grows to 30-50cm in height. Cumin tolerates most soil conditions, but will perform better in well-drained, fertile soils. Sow indoors in late winter to prepare for the long growing season. Choose a sunny location as cumin prefers hotter weather, around 30˚C. Cumin plants will produce seeds for harvest in approximately four months. The leaves can also be harvested and used in salads.

Good companion plants– beetroot, cabbage, cucumber and potato.