Dried seeds are used in soups, stews, vegetable dishes and cookies. Fresh leaves make an attractive garnish. Medicinally, caraway is taken for its digestive and anti-flatulent properties. Biennial. Packet is 1 gram, about 300 seeds.
How to Plant Caraway Seeds
Direct sow into prepared seed beds in spring or fall, 1-2 seeds per inch, ¼ inch deep, in rows 12 inches apart. Kept at 68°F., germination is in 10-20 days. Thin to 6-8 inches apart.
Growing caraway: Full Sun, regular water. First year plants look like carrots, reaching 8 inches tall, sending down a deep taproot. Second season, umbels of white or pink flowers appear on 2-3 foot stems. Often intercropped with beans or peas. Harvest leaves as needed. Harvest seeds after flower heads have died and seeds have formed. Cut stems, tie together, hang upside down with a container underneath to catch falling seeds.