Thursday, June 2, 2011

How to Grow Caraway

Site: Caraway likes full sun and a rich loam, well drained soil.

Propagation: Late spring or early autumn is the best time to sow the seeds in shallow (1/2 inch deep) drills. Both partial shade and heavy soil are tolerated well. Caraway does not do well with being transplanted. Sow the seed where it is to grow. The seed is slow to germinate, making weed control important during the seedling stage.

Growing: Thin plants to about 6 to 8 inches apart when large enough to handle. It self-seeds continually. Caraway can also be grown indoors in a sunny position.

Harvesting: Gather leaves when young. Pick seed heads in late summer or when seeds are brown. Dig up roots in second year.

Culinary Uses: Hang sun dried seed heads upside down over a open container and shake to remove. The seeds can be sprinkled over meats, goulash, cabbage or to flavor soups and breads. Chopped young leaves can be added to salads and soups and the roots can be cooked as a vegetable.

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