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Black Cumin
Black Cumin
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Nigella sativa.Annual. 10".

Aromatic seeds are used as a seasoning for string cheese and sprinkled on breads and rolls.Black Cumin seeds are used extensively in  Middle Eastern and Indian cooking.  Black Cumin has been used as a medicinal herb throughout history; Black Cumin seeds were even found in Tatankhamun's tomb. 

Planting Directions:  Sow seeds in peat pots, indoors 6-8 weeks before planting out, direct sowing is usually more successful.  Just barely cover the seed with sterile seed starting mix with a soil temperature of 65-70˚.  Direct sow in early spring, when soil is cool and a light frost is still possible, or in late autumn where winters are mild.  Transplant or thin to 8-12” apart.  Plant in well prepared soil that has been amended with rich compost or a general garden fertilizer and in full sun. Water when soil is dry and deadhead regularly.    

Remarks:  To use seeds in cooking detach brown pods from plants and dry out of direct light.  Rub pods gently to release seeds.  Dry completely and store in a sealed jar.

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