Caraway plants with with blooming flower clusters.


Growing caraway is a fantastic way to spice up your cooking, and it’s also great for you. Caraway has been used medicinally throughout history for everything from easing stomachaches to soothing heartburn. Want to try growing your own? Use our guides down below to learn how to plant, care for, and harvest you caraway seeds. Happy gardening!

When and How to Harvest Caraway Seed

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Caraway is an aromatic herb that is entirely edible. Usually grown as a biennial, flowers yield to fruit in the second year. We call this fruit seed, and use it to flavor foods like classic rye bread. Read on and learn when and how to harvest the pungent seed for recipes and future crops, right here on Gardener’s Path.

Tips for Growing Caraway in Containers

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Don’t let a little thing like a lack of garden space prevent you from growing nutritious, delicious caraway plants. Carum carvi grows incredibly well in containers, so you don’t have to go without, even if you only have a little corner of a balcony available for your gardening. Read our guide to learn more.

Health Benefits of Caraway Seeds

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Caraway seed brings a lot to the table, adding unique flavor to both sweet and savory dishes. But did you know it also boasts several health benefits? Spice up your meals without adding too much extra salt or sugar. Learn more about caraway’s culinary uses, nutritional composition, and potential health benefits!

How to Identify and Control Caraway Pests and Diseases

A field with caraway plants in bloom.

If you’re growing caraway in your herb garden this year, you may have to deal with insect pests or diseases that are common to this plant. Read on to learn about preventative measures, how to recognize signs of trouble, and methods for addressing an infestation or infection, in this concise guide.

How to Plant and Grow Caraway

Close up of the blooms of the caraway plant or meridian fennel or Persian cumin or Carum carvi.

Caraway is a biennial herb for USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 10. In the first year, enjoy its tender leaves in salads. And in the second, reap an abundance of seeds for use in breads, slaws, and savory dishes. Learn all you need to know to cultivate this edible plant in your garden this year,