How to harvest Caraway
Harvest fruits, used as seeds in late summer when they turn a rich brown and begin to dry. Harvest leaves in the first or second year for salads. Dig up roots in the plant's second autumn and use as a root vegetable. Cut off the flowers, let them dry in a paper bag and then shake the bag to remove the caraway spice.
How to propagate Caraway
Sow seeds 5 mm deep in Spring/Autumn, 20-30 cm apart. Germination is slow and sporadic. Resow yearly for consistent production.
Make cuttings from new growth in summer or autumn.
Special features of Caraway
Caraway has a taproot and does not grow very well in a container shallower than 20 cm.
Other uses of Caraway
Culinary, medicinal, essential oils, teas
Caraway help to prevent bloating, cramping and flatulence. It is a remedy for colds and congestion, treat disorders such as rheumatism, eye infections and toothaches.
Roots, leaves, flowers, and fruits. The roots can be cooked like a vegetable; the leaves can be eaten raw, dried or cooked; and the fruits have a pungent, anise-like flavor.