CORIANDER (Coriandrum Sativum)
Coriander is used mostly in Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Middle Eastern and Mexican dishes. It’s can also be added salad dishes and Poke bowls to give a fresh taste. Coriander seeds can be sown throughout the year. The plants need to be brought indoors during Winter until frost and extreme cold conditions are over. Place your potted Coriander plant in an indoor area that receives full sun.
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil: Well-drained, moist soil.
Seeds can be slow to germinate – crushing them very gently before sowing can speed up the process. Gently crush the seed husk with a rolling pin.
It is best to plant a handful of seeds or more at a time. Plant the seeds in a tray or gardening Pot indoors before transplanting outdoors. Spread the seeds in soil and then cover them with about a 1/4-inch (6mm.) layer of soil. Leave the Coriander growing until it is at least 2 inches (5 cm) tall. Transplant the baby Coriander plants into your garden, dig holes 3-4 inches (7.6 - 10 cm) apart and place plants in them. Water thoroughly after transplanting.
Sow regularly through the summer for a constant supply. Seeds can be sown until late in the season for winter use. Sow seeds every two weeks. Water coriander plants regularly and harvest when you need to.