* Caraway is a Biennial herb (harvest time : 2 years). It's also known as Persian Cumin or Meridian Fennel, is part of the carrot family and similar in appearance too. It has aromatic leaves and tasty seeds which are used in a wide range of European style dishes, the seeds can also be chewed to relieve indigestion. The caraway plant will grow up to approximately 60cm.
* Caraway needs a well drained soil with rich organic matter and added sand. It performs best in warmer areas with full sunlight.
* Sow directly into a well drained soil and lightly cover with a thin layer of soil. This thin layer, (about 0.5 - 1cm), should include rich compost for best results. Keep about 15 to 20 cm room between plants. After about 8-12 days the seedlings should begin to surface, immediately surround with mulch, a good compost or rotted manure will suffice. Use a liquid fertilizer a couple of times during the growing months.
* Caraway will grow very well in a container, provided it is placed in a bright, sunny location. Use a larger container with a regular potting soil, need to fertilize every few weeks and water regularly.