Coriander is cultivated for a variety of uses and is one of the most versatile herbs as nearly all parts of the plant – roots, stems, leaves and seeds – can be used. The leaves have a pungent, citrus flavour adding a distinctive aroma to many dishes. It's very popular in Thai, Vietnamese, Indian and Middle Eastern dishes where the fresh leaves and dried seeds are a common ingredient. Pick leaves as required, and seeds head when they turn light brown. After harvesting the seeds should be dried and stored in an airtight container.
Contains average 100 seeds.
|Soil Requirements — Well drained soil|
Plant in a well-prepared bed or container directly where they are to grow. Sow seeds 5mm (¼in) deep and cover lightly with fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Sow thinly in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Cover with 5mm (¼in) of fine soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Pick as needed.
Keep soil moist.