How to grow Black Cumin

Nigella sativa

Growing Black cumin from seed

From Urban Harvest:
“Just barely cover seed with a light soil and keep moist until germination.”

From Seed Savers Exchange:
“Sown outdoors just beneath the surface of the soil when a light frost is still possible. Will self-seed profusely.”

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Black cumin about 14 days before your last frost date .

Harvesting Black cumin

When blooms fade, a very ornamental seedpod is formed. Once the seedpod turns brown, simply cut off and allow to completely dry before cracking open and removing the hundreds of small seeds. Store in a cool dry area.

How long does Black cumin take to grow?

These estimates for how long Black cumin takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

Days to Germination How long does it take Black cumin to germinate?
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When should I plant Black cumin?

Our when to plant Black cumin estimates are relative to your last frost date.

When to sow The number of days to sow Black cumin before or after your last frost date.
14 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Black cumin

Fennel flower, Nutmeg flower, Roman coriander, Blackseed, Black caraway, Black onion seed, Black sesame, Nigella, Kalo jira, Gith, Kalonji, कलौंजी, कलोंजी, Chernushka, çörek otu, Habbat albarakah, حبه البركة, ḥabbatu l-barakah, Siyah daneh, سیاه‌دانه, كلونجى


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