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Growing Coriander, also Cilantro, Chinese parsley

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Coriander in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: Thin to 18 inches
  • Harvest in 30-45 days.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dill, Chervil, Anise, Cabbages, Carrots
  • Avoid growing close to: Fennel

Your comments and tips

15 May 16, Barry Smithson (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Dear Mr Sukdhev. Please can you advise the soil requirements of Coriander - alkaline or acid or in between? Can't find any help on the internet. Would appreciate your assistance. Thank you. Barry Smithson
12 Jan 16, Cheryl Jorgensen (Australia - temperate climate)
I have recently moved from Brisbane to Victoria, about 120 kms north of Melbourne. Can I grow coriander here? If so, when and where should I plant it?
31 Dec 15, sandra (Australia - temperate climate)
Help please I live in Brisbane and anyones whoes been here in Summer knows its pretty hot and humid. I desperately want to know how Ii can grow corriander in these conditions without it going to seed. Can I grow it in side in a pot? Please advise
14 Feb 17, The Delectable Garden (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Hi Sandra I've done the move like you and no-one tells you what a huge difference there is going to be in your gardening, both what you can grow and when! The short answer is you cannot grow coriander in summer in Brisbane! It will almsot always bolt straight to seed or die as soon as you plant seedlings. You could try sowing some seeds in a pot and grow it indoors. Personally I haven't found this terribly successful. You can get the perenial coriander, but I'm not a fan. If you want to use this, my tip is to put in big chunks of leaves so that you can get the coriander flavour but remove the unpalatable leaves before serving! The other option (for next year) is to freeze coriander in several ziplock bags when it is growing in winter/spring and use these in curries etc in summer. Not good if you want fresh coriander. For this you will have to try the organic markets during summer. Rohanne, The Delectable Garden
02 Jan 16, tastyvish (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Coriander is easy to grow, particularly in moderately hot climate.It can be grown easily in pot near window seal.Picking regularly will prevent the plant from going to seed like basil.
03 Jun 15, Kate Bryant (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Can I grow Coriander in my little greenhouse. we had minus 6 last night. .
05 Jun 15, Marcel (Australia - temperate climate)
They thrive in the cooler weather, only problem is they don't like frost. If your green house can keep soil temps above 5 (preferably 10) then you should thrive. They'll only go to seed when the temperature increases so if you're after seeds you might not have much luck any time soon. You should have a long harvest period with the cool weather. I've got a dozen plants in the ground outside at present, with a temperature range between 5-20 and lots of sun, they're really happy.
12 Dec 14, Jannie Crow (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
My coriander has all come up in the pot, it was sown 2 weeks ago, will it grow and supply me with a crop through the hotter weather? or will it go to seed.
19 May 14, Pam kin (Australia - temperate climate)
Something is eating my coriander at night, doesn't touch the parsley and seems to eat only the leaves, leaves the stems
18 Aug 14, Judy (Australia - arid climate)
Mine too!! Except it ate the whole plant! It ate my thyme seedlings too. You know I have a sneaky suspicion it was actually my neighbour's cat! Did you find out what ate yours?
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