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Nigella sativa, Black Cumin or Black Nigella, Origin: Ancient Egypt, Also: Kalonji (from Hindi-Urdu). An annual flowering plant native to S.Asia, growing up to 1 ft tall, with finely divided, leaves. Flowers are delicate & coloured pale blue & white. Most used as a spice in Indian & Middle Eastern cuisines, with a taste like a mix of onions, black pepper, & oregano. The dry-roasted seeds flavour curries, vegetables, & pulses. Or used as "pepper" with pod fruit, vegetables, salads, & poultry & to flavour bread products (naan). Also known for its powerful curing & healing aspects, Seed Count Approx - 200 avg
SOWING - Sow April to July approx. 3 mm deep on a good quality seed compost. Keep compost moist, Once large enough transplant into pots or plant outside after risk of frost has passed - Annual