Burpee 69653 Spanish - Herb Cumin Seed Packet. Use seeds as flavoring in Mediterranean and Mexican dishes, curries & chili powder. Annual. SOW in average soil in full sun in spring after danger of frost. Sow seeds thinly and cover seeds with 1/8" of fine soil. Firm lightly and keep evenly moist. Seedlings emerge in 10-21 days. Thin to stand about 3" apart.