Black Cumin Herb Seeds (Nigella sativa)

Packet of 800 Seeds



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Description

Single Packet of 800 Seeds

Grow a garden filled with Black Cumin, from freshly harvested Nigella sativa seeds. Black Cumin, also known as "Roman Coriander," is an attractive flowering herb that dates back to Egyptian times. The flowers are attractive, displaying pale, blue-white petals, which surround a star shaped center. The plants themselves mature to a height of only 8 to 12 inches tall and can be established in pots and containers, as well as window boxes. The flavor of Black cumin is reminiscent of onions, black pepper and oregano. The seeds can be used in a number of culinary dishes, and is sought after for Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine.

Black Cumin herbs are categorized as annual flowering herbs. Annuals will establish and grow quickly from freshly harvested seeds. The plants will then produce leaves, flowers and seeds, all within a single growing season. The seeds can be collected from seed pods. Often grown as an attractive flower, Black Cumin herbs are also used medicinally as well. These herbs have been known to treat headaches, skin issues and intestinal problems as well.

Sowing The Seed

Black Cumin seeds can be started indoors, or directly outdoors as well. If started indoors, sow the seeds in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost. The seeds can be sown at a depth of 1/8" under topsoil, and won't require direct light to properly germinate. Transplant or direct sow in the garden, or large pots and containers, when the weather is warm and all danger of frost has passed.

Growing Conditions

Keep in mind that Black Cumin herbs prefer an area of full sunlight, and should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily. Temperatures should be kept at around 70F or higher. The soil will need to be fertile and well drained. To improve your drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to areas containing hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily with a light mist setting to avoid disrupting the seeds, or washing them away.

Germination & Growth

Black Cumin seeds typically take anywhere between 7 to 14 days to successfully germinate. The plants can grow to a mature height of roughly 8 to 12 inches tall, and are popularly grown in pots and containers as well. They can be planted directly in the herb garden, spacing them 6 to 10 inches apart from one another. Seed pods will begin to form shortly after the flowers have bloomed.

Common Questions

Question: Are your seeds GMO?
Answer: Absolutely not! At Seed Needs, we have a strong stance against GMO based seed products. We promise to NEVER knowingly carry, or ship GMO based seed products.

Question: Are your seeds orgnic? Or do you offer organic seeds?
Answer: At this time we do not offer certified organic seed varieties. Although some of the seeds in our shop may be from organic suppliers, we do not have the rights label them as such.

Question: Are your seeds Heirloom?
Answer: Yes, we carry a diverse selection of heirloom seeds that are sourced from professional growers that are located all over the globe. A small selection of varieties are Hybrids, and are labeled as such on the product listings.

Question: Are you located within the United States?
Answer: Yes, we store and ship all of our seeds from New Baltimore, Michigan.

Question: Do you ship out of the USA?
Answer: At this time we only ship within the United States. We no longer ship to Canada.

You may be interested in our article "What are Hybrids, GMO's & Heirlooms?"

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