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Caraway

Carum Carvi

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

 

 

Planting

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.

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