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Growing Coriander, also Cilantro, Chinese parsley

(Coriandrum sativum)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
    P           P P P  

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

P = Plant direct in garden where they are to grow.


  • 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
  • Coriander flowers

Your comments and tips

15 Mar 13, bob (Australia - temperate climate)
is the plant poisness please anser
05 Nov 14, Mike (Australia - temperate climate)
No
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.
20 Feb 13, Sue (Australia - temperate climate)
can i plant coriander in summer in a pot in the shade?
09 Feb 13, Nicole (Australia - temperate climate)
I've never had any luck growing coriander until now, and with my current crop I've broken every rule! I planted it in a self watering trough, next to a lettuce and some parsley. I keep it constantly damp because we're having a hot summer, I just put it into normal potting mix, and it gets full sun for several hours a day. We've had both the hottest Sydney day ever, and days of torrential rain and its growing so fast I've had to find recipes with coriander to use it up! It hasn't gone to seed and has at least tripled in size since I planted it (from a small pot from a garden centre not from seed). My guess is the constant water source is what's doing the trick.
06 Jan 13, (Australia - temperate climate)
I wait until the plant has completely died off & the flowers & seedr are brown & dry. Then gently shake or rub the seeds off with your fingers. Store any surplus seeds in an envelope as they may swest in a plastic bag.
22 Dec 12, wayne (Australia - temperate climate)
love corriander even when it goes to seed which I harvest and use in my cooking.. replant using the seeds that the plant provides.
17 Dec 12, tom shepherd (Australia - temperate climate)
I grew coriander from late winter & got a great ongoing harvest for about 3.5 months. It looks like my new batch will be going to seed quite quickly. My suggestion is grow late winter & try autumn as well. Time it so it's not growing in extreme heat/cold

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