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Growing Coriander (cilantro)

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Below are general guidelines for growing coriander including plant height to enable you to plan exactly where to place them when growing amongst other plants.

 

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Plant Height

Up to 60cm/2 ft

Where to Sow

Outdoors/indoors in pots 7.5cm/3" diameter or directly in the ground in a  sunny position. 

Sowing time

Outdoors - March/April - temperature   +16C/61F. Can be grown all year round indoors.

How to Sow

3 seeds per pot - 12mm/1/2-inch deep

After Germination

Keep moist.

Growing on - 

in Pots

When 5cm/2-inches tall, thin to 1 plant per pot. Seedlings to not transplant well. Harden off  plants which have been raised indoors and finally move outdoors once all danger of frost has passed.

Growing on -

in open ground

When 5cm/2-inches tall, Thin or plant out  15cm/6-inches apart.

Harvesting

Whole plants when 15cm/6-inches tall or leaves (sparingly)  as and when needed.  Gather the seeds as they ripen.

Uses

The leaves and seeds are widely used as an ingredient and garnish in Asian cooking including curries

 

 

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