coriander seeds

£2.50

refreshing, feather like leaf garden herb.

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.

why it's special:

  • Great for your garden health, repelling aphids and other garden pests.
  • Grows fast in containers and you can be enjoying fresh herbs.
  • Resistant to most garden diseases, so lots of healthy leaves.

good to know:

Plant LightShade friendly

Windowsill PlantGrows indoors

Windowsill PlantFuss-free

PlantHealthy herbal

 
Open pollinated, GMO free seeds.

botanical name
Coriandrum sativum

nickname
Coriander, Cilantro + Chinese Parsley.

quantity
120 seeds

plant size
Height: 50cm
Width: 50cm
In containers will be smaller

container size
25cm width

 

sowing
Indoor: Anytime
Outdoor: Jun-Sep

grow time
Germination: 7-20 days
Matures: 45 days

sprout secrets
The ball shaped shell have 2 seeds inside. Before you plant, you can prepare the seeds by gently crushing the shell or soaking them in water for up to 24 hours. When ready, put the seeds in the soil and lightly cover. Leave them to grow until at least 5 cm tall. Then, thin to 10 cm apart. You want to grow in crowded conditions so the leaves shade the roots and keep the plant from bolting in hot weather.

spacing
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

companion plants
Anise, Dill, Spinach, Cabbage, Lettuce, Kale and Kohlrabi.

our tips
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

harvesting
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?

health benefits
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.

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