An important spice in curries and Indian cuisine with a distinctive flavor and aroma. Cumin requires a long, warm growing season, around 110, up to 150 days for seed harvesting, so start indoors in the North. 40 seeds
Germination: 7-14 days
Seed Planting Depth: 1/4"
Starting Indoors/Outdoors: Sowing outdoors is best in areas with longer growing seasons, in the spring when soil temps reach 65 degrees. Sow 1-2" apart , thin to 4-6 " apart. For a head start you can start indoors 4 weeks before last frost using peat,cow,or paper pots(grows a delicate taproot, successful transplanting may be difficult) Provide 65-70 degrees soil temperatures. Transplant to 4-6" apart.
Light Needs: Sun
Soil Needs: fertile, well drained
Uses: Culinary, medicinal, attracts bees and beneficials