Herb, Black Cumin
- Annual plants grow to 8-12 inches tall
- Feathery foliage and bluish-white flowers
- Seed pods resemble inflated balloons
(Nigella sativa) (aka Roman Coriander) Grown for its aromatic black seeds that are ground and used like pepper. Feathery plants have bluish-white flowers that are followed by inflated ornamental pods perfect for dried arrangements. Annual.
Learn to Grow it
You can sow seeds indoors or directly into the soil in mild areas starting around mid-spring.
Space your plants or seeds 6-8 inches apart in well fertilized soil. Plant your seeds 1/4-3/4 in. deep.
This is a "cut-and-come-again" plant so you can harvest leaves as they mature. Keep the leaves well watered and cool.
Mulching the soil around this crop can help protect the plant and keep roots cool and moist. In frost-free zones, this crop can be grow throughout the fall and winter.