Nigella Black Cumin.

Nigella Black Cumin.

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Nigella, also known as Black Cumin, is an annual, flowering plant native to Asia and the Middle East. Its wispy, elegant, blue flowers look stunning in any garden or balcony arrangement and, if you can resist picking the delicate blooms, the seed pods that develop from the flowers are equally glorious. In fact, the seeds are the edible part of the plant and are widely used in Indian, Middle Eastern and Slavic cooking for their strong aroma and spicy taste. If you ever enjoyed Turkish bread and wondered what the tasty little black seed on top of it was—it’s Nigella. It’s hard to believe that such a delicate little flower packs such a flavourful punch, indispensable in Indian and Asian cuisine.

LATIN NAME 
Nigella sativa

NAME 
Nigella

VARIETY 
Black cumin

QUANTITY 
100 seeds

PLANT SIZE 
Height 30 cm 
Width 20 cm

CONTAINER SIZE 
Height 30 cm 
Width 20 cm

COMPANION PLANT 
Strawberries, carrots, calendula, nasturtium, borage

SOWING 
Indoor Not required
Outdoor Apr-Sept

TIMING 
Germination 10-15 days 
Harvesting 80-100 days

SPACING 
When sowing 3-5 cm; Depth 0,5 cm 
When thinning 20-30 cm

GROWING 
Sunligth Full sun 
Soil Well-drained, fertile and moist soil 
Watering Regular, moderate watering 
Feeding Light feeder

CARING 
Expert tip Taking care of Nigella is simple: water during dry times, feed regularly and deadhead spent blooms to encourage the growth of more flowers or collect seeds from dried seedpods.

SUPPORTING 
Pollinators
Attracts bees and butterflies. 
Pests
Repels the carrot fly

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