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    Coriander Slow Bolt 100 Seeds

    Coriandrum sativum

    Site. Plant coriander in full sun; it will tolerate light shade. Coriander grows best in well-drained but moisture-retentive soil rich in organic matter. Prepare planting beds in advance with aged compost. Coriander prefers a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.7.

    Planting time. Coriander is a warm-weather annual. Sow coriander in the garden in spring as early as 2 to 3 weeks after the last expected frost date. Cilantro leaves come to harvest 60 to 75 days after sowing. To harvest coriander seed, the plant requires 100 or more days. Time late plantings so that harvest comes before the first hard frost. Coriander will die back in freezing weather. Succession plant coriander every two weeks for a continuous supply of leaves. Coriander grows a taproot and is best sown in place.

    Planting and spacing. Sow coriander seed ¼ to ½ inch deep; thin successful seedlings from 8 to 12 inches apart. Space rows 12 to 15 inches apart.

    Water and feeding. Keep coriander evenly moist throughout the growing season. Do not let plants dry out. Avoid overhead watering as plants reach maturity; overhead water or rain can reduce seed yield. Add aged compost to the planting bed in advance of planting. Do not fertilise at mid season.

    Companion plants. Caraway, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, fruit trees.

    Care. Keep planting beds weed free to reduce competition for nutrients and light. Tall stems may require staking.

    Container growing. Coriander can be container grown as an annual. Choose a container at least 12 inches deep. Coriander produces a taproot. In cold-winter regions, over-winter coriander in an unheated garage or covered patio.

    Pests. Coriander has no serious pest problems.

    Diseases. Coriander has no serious disease problems.

    Harvest. Snip cilantro leaves for fresh use after the plant is 6 inches tall or more. Pick just the top 2 to 3 inches to ensure continuous growth. Continue picking leaves until the plant flowers. Snip off the tops of stems before the plant flowers for continued harvest of leaves. For coriander seeds, allow plants to flower; seed will be ready for harvest 2 to 3 weeks after flowering when they turn light brown. The seeds are small, only about ⅛ inch in diameter. Harvest them when they dry but before they fall to the ground.

    Description. Coriander is a frost-sensitive annual with feathery, finely divided leaves growing on stems from 18 to 36 inches tall. Coriander leaves, known as cilantro, resemble flat-leafed parsley. Blossoms in spring and summer are tiny white to pale pink flower clusters. The plant sets small round, ribbed, beige-coloured seeds in late summer.

    Yield. Grow one to two coriander plants per household. Plant successive crops every two weeks for a continuous supply or cilantro leaves.

    Site. Plant coriander in full sun; it will tolerate light shade. Coriander grows best in well-drained but moisture-retentive soil rich in organic matter. Prepare planting beds in advance with aged compost. Coriander prefers a soil pH of 6.0 to 6.7.

    Planting time. Coriander is a warm-weather annual. Sow coriander in the garden in spring as early as 2 to 3 weeks after the last expected frost date. Cilantro leaves come to harvest 60 to 75 days after sowing. To harvest coriander seed, the plant requires 100 or more days. Time late plantings so that harvest comes before the first hard frost. Coriander will die back in freezing weather. Succession plant coriander every two weeks for a continuous supply of leaves. Coriander grows a taproot and is best sown in place.

    Planting and spacing. Sow coriander seed ¼ to ½ inch deep; thin successful seedlings from 8 to 12 inches apart. Space rows 12 to 15 inches apart.

    Water and feeding. Keep coriander evenly moist throughout the growing season. Do not let plants dry out. Avoid overhead watering as plants reach maturity; overhead water or rain can reduce seed yield. Add aged compost to the planting bed in advance of planting. Do not fertilise at mid season.

    Companion plants. Caraway, eggplant, potatoes, tomatoes, fruit trees.

    Care. Keep planting beds weed free to reduce competition for nutrients and light. Tall stems may require staking.

    Container growing. Coriander can be container grown as an annual. Choose a container at least 12 inches deep. Coriander produces a taproot. In cold-winter regions, over-winter coriander in an unheated garage or covered patio.

    Pests. Coriander has no serious pest problems.

    Diseases. Coriander has no serious disease problems.

    Harvest. Snip cilantro leaves for fresh use after the plant is 6 inches tall or more. Pick just the top 2 to 3 inches to ensure continuous growth. Continue picking leaves until the plant flowers. Snip off the tops of stems before the plant flowers for continued harvest of leaves. For coriander seeds, allow plants to flower; seed will be ready for harvest 2 to 3 weeks after flowering when they turn light brown. The seeds are small, only about ⅛ inch in diameter. Harvest them when they dry but before they fall to the ground.

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