Cultivation Methods of Ajwain

Common name: Ajwain (Trachyspermum Ammi) Sanskrit Name: Yavanika German Name: Tolib-ul-Khubza Gulf Name: Zinianas Nankhuah Malayalam Name: Homam         The seeds of this crop are used as spices. Ajwain has many medicinal properties. It is widely used in traditional house hold remedies. This plant grows well in India and is largely cultivated in eastern India. The crop can be grown on wide variety of soil from heavy clay to elite loams. Ajwain is very sensitive to water logging and need good drainage. Ajwain is tolerant to drought. The best time for sowing of this crop is early august month. Propagation Methods The seeds are sown directly in the field. The seeds take 8 to 10 days to geminate. Thinning should be carried out when the plant gets a height of 20 to 25 cm. 1.5kg of seeds per hectare is required for sowing. Continue reading