Saturday, 3 October 2009

Nigella or Kalonji

I scattered some 'kalonji' seed from the Asian supermarket - this is nigella, used in cooking for the spicy taste of the seeds. (Great with chicken, potatoes, onions).

I think the flowers are proportionately smaller than the usual garden kind, but they are nevertheless very pretty, come in several colours, and provide lovely feathery foliage.


  1. Ooohhh!!! you are lucky, your grocery bought seeds have come up lilac too. Mine are the standard blue with the odd white.

  2. Shall I mark the lilac ones and save you the seeds? :)

  3. I've enjoyed reading your blog. What a long way you have come since starting your garden, it's looking fab.