Coriander

GROWING CORIANDER

CORIANDER PLANTING GUIDELINES

coriander

WHERE TO PLANT

Coriander is a prolific herb that is easily planted, maintained and harvested.  When growing coriander, cooler weather is best. Coriander needs at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight to flourish. Coriander plants grow well with other herbs like basil, mint and parsley.  This herb can be grown in both containers and in the ground.

SOIL CONDITIONS

Coriander likes a sunny spot, well-drained soil and a steady supply of both water and fertiliser.  If using pots, use top quality potting mix and sit the pots up on pot feet, so water drains away after each watering.

MAINTENANCE

Keep the soil lightly moist (in the cooler months, this probably means watering potted herbs about twice a week if it doesn’t rain). Fertilise monthly with a liquid or soluble plant food.

HARVESTING

You can snip off as many leaves as you need, and more will grow back, but you can also pull up the whole plant if you like. If using the whole plant, you can use all of it: the leaves, stems and roots. Stems and roots have the strongest flavour and, if crushed, chopped and cooked, add a lot of flavour to dishes. If using coriander as a herb garnish added towards the end of cooking, the leaves are the best choice.

COMPANION PLANTS

Beans, Peas, Basil, Mint, Parsley.