This native to Egypt is a low-growing plant, usually 4-6" high. Seeds are used as a flavoring in soups, stews, curry powder, pastries, and still used in the manufacturing of some liqueurs. Self-seeding annual. Cumin's flavor is essential to Mexican and Eastern cooking. Sow when the soil is warm, or transplant to the garden after the last frost. Plant in bunches, not rows. Can grow up to 2 feet tall. While most Cumin comes from Mediterranean countries, it can be successfully grown as far north as Scandinavia, if it is planted early enough.