These seeds are a favorite addition to a number of vegetable and pasta dishes. The plant has feathery, carrot like leaves, and white flower umbels, all of which are also eaten. A herb worth growing, needing a little patience because it does take two seasons for the harvest of seeds, but well worth the fresh caraway flavor. Grows 2-3 feet. 100 seeds
Biennial: produces seeds in its second year
Germination: 7-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1/8"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Sowing outdoors is best, in the spring, when soil reaches 60-65 degrees.Sow 1-2" apart, thinning to 4-6" apart. For a head start you can start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost using peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting can be more difficult) Provide 60-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant out in mid spring when seedlings are very young and still have a small root system.
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: Average to fertile, sandy loam.
Uses: Culinary, attracts bees and beneficials.