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Growing Coriander, also Cilantro, Chinese parsley

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

(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

26 Nov 17, Sahezad (Australia - temperate climate)
Which is best soil mix ? I live in NSW
10 Feb 17, Pat Mackay (Australia - temperate climate)
I have read that this Confetti Coriander will last longer that the ordinary coriander before running to seed. Has anybody in the temperate area experienced this. Thank you. Pat
13 Feb 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
Cilantro is, strictly speaking, the name for the leaves and Coriander is the name for the seeds. Just a little bit of trivia for you.
10 Feb 17, John (Australia - temperate climate)
You are right. Confetti Coriander can be harvested earlier and is slower to run to seed.
07 Jan 17, Fui Ching Chiang (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi Where can i order coriander/cilantro seeds for growing in my garden? I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Thank you.
08 Jan 17, Alison (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Koanga seeds is great. I let mine seed in the garden and have constant coriander :)
08 Jan 17, Liz (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
You can order seeds on-line. Try
27 Jan 17, Prakash Chandra (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Coriander seeds can be bought from any Indian spice shops.Ask specifically for planting. Soak it overnight in water overnight.Add lots of compost. Takes about two weeks to grow. Needs constant watering
05 Dec 16, lucy piejko (Australia - temperate climate)
My coriander has really shot up like a bush but full of flowers - how do i get it back to normal as the leaves are not growing
20 Dec 16, Nola (Australia - temperate climate)
Coriander bolts to seed in hot weather. Once it has gone to the flowering stage you cannot get it back to the leafy format. You can however enjoy the flowers and the seeds that form.
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