Coriander.. Cilantro, the herb known by a couple of names but one distinct flavour. A short lived but well appreciated herb (by most!), Coriander is an easy grow and delivers on flavour, which makes up for its short drop into the party.
Coriander, Cilantro + Chinese Parsley.
In containers will be smaller
Germination: 7-20 days
Matures: 45 days
Sow: 5cm apart
Plant: 15cm apart
WHAT THEY LOVE
Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil: Moist but well drained
Water: Every few days
Food: Every 2 weeks
Anise, Dill, Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Kale and Kohlrabi.
Sow seeds thinly and cover lightly with soil. Sow every 3 or 4 weeks for a constant crop throughout the summer. Keep the soil damp, but avoid overwatering. Dry soil can cause plants to bolt or flower too soon.
BRINGS TO YOUR GARDEN
Easy to grow
Happy in containers
Grow year round indoors
Fresh leaves all year round
Pick leaves when they are young and fresh, use straight away or freeze.
Let the plant send up long stalks carrying dainty white flowers, followed by peppercorn size seeds for self seeding.
Pick when ripe, just before they start to fall to the ground. Cut the entire stem and allow to dry on paper.
When fully dry, store in airtight containers can be used whole or ground up with a pestel and mortar.
MAKES FOR GREAT..
Guacamole. Do we need to go on?
Filled with goodness, coriander has antioxidants which have been shown to fight inflammation in your body. It is also been said to support brain and heart health. Winner.