Coriander (Coriandrum Sativum) 70 seeds (#858)
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Coriander, Coriandum sativum, is native to southern Europe and the Middle East.
Easy to grow, with unusual and distinctive ferny leaves. Excellent flavour, widly used for Asian dishes and salads. It was used by Romans to preserve meat, and was once used as an aphrodisiac.
Great for pots and containers, slow to bolt.
Can be sown and harvested all year long. Can be sown indoors for an early crop, but may also be sown direct in pre-watered shallow drills outside, once temperatures have increased in late spring. Lightly cover seeds with fine compost or soil. Sow seed every two weeks for a continuous crop throughout summer.
Coriander is in general a good companion plant in the garden, helping to repel aphis and carrot root fly. It grows well with anise, improving the germination rate when the two species are sown together, but it grows badly with fennel, where it acts to reduce the seed yield of the fennel. Coriander also grows particularly well with dill and chervil.
Genus - Coriandrum
Species - Sativum
Common name - Coriander
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 9
Height - 0,50 - 0,70 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual herb
Exposure - Full Sun
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline (pH 4.9-8.3). Can grow in very alkaline soils
Soil type - (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained
Water requirements - Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Landscape uses - Widly used for Asian dishes and salads. Great for pots and containers, slow to bolt.
Bloom season - Mid summer
Leaf / Flower color - Green / White, Near White
***For outdoor sowing:
Sow from March to June directly in the growing position. Sow thinly, cover with fine soil.
When large enough, thin to 20 cm apart. For a continuous supply, sow at three weekly intervals.
Harvest from May to November, pick the leaves as required.
***For indoor sowing:
Can be sown all year round in pots of moist compost. Sow thinly, cover lightly with compost.
Cover with clear glass, polythene or propagator lid.
Keep at +15-+20C moist. Remove cover when seedlings appear. Place in light airy location.
Harvest all year round, pick the leaves as required.