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Growing Coriander, also Cilantro, Chinese parsley

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
    P           P P P  

(Best months for growing Coriander in Australia - temperate regions)

P = Plant in the garden.

  • 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 10°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: Thin to 45 cm
  • Harvest in 30-45 days.
  • Compatible with (can grow in same bed): Dill, Chervil, Anise, Cabbages, Carrots
  • Avoid growing in same bed: Fennel

Your comments and tips

01 Sep 13, Matt (Australia - temperate climate)
I love coriander, I have been told that it has phytochemicals that reduce the feelings of guilt in people. Can anyone tell me if this is at all true?
04 Sep 13, Maurice (Australia - tropical climate)
It is true, coriander is high in many vitamins and minerals, folic acid, 5-hydroxytryptophan, and is one of the highest natural sources of S-adenosyl-L-methionine. Because coriander is generally not cooked for long these chemicals are not degraded as they often are in other foods. Each of these on their own have been proven to reduce the feelings of guilt, but when combined like this they appear to have a far greater impact.
28 Aug 13, Rebecka Darling-Darren (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I too do that with supermarket shallots (keep the ends and plant them out - into a pot - and they do fine). I'm also wanting to try it with coriander roots (from supermarket). Will keep you posted on the results of the experiment.
26 Apr 13, Dange (Australia - temperate climate)
Why would you not recommend to plant it with Fennel? Thanks in Advance, Damien
25 Apr 13, K.M.PATEL (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
sutable variety of coriander seeds & which variety of coriander sutable for india zone ?
15 Mar 13, bob (Australia - temperate climate)
is the plant poisness please anser
05 Nov 14, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
17 Mar 13, Annie (Australia - temperate climate)
No! It is delicious- especially with Asian style food.
16 Mar 13, damien (Australia - arid climate)
No, it is a herb that is delicious in stir friesand Thai curries
09 Mar 13, KUMAR (Australia - temperate climate)
The availability of corriader seeds in Australia, it is in western part of eastern etc.
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