Description – Quick growing, hugely popular and essential annual herb, grown for its fresh young leaves. The young leaves of coriander (often called
Cilantro) can be finely chopped and added to curries, sauces, chutneys and salads.
Sowing – Sow March to August outdoors, directly into well prepared soil in full sun. Sow thinly, 13mm (½in) deep, in rows 30cm (12in) apart. Or sow indoors in pots on the windowsill for fresh leaves virtually all year round.
Growing – Thin seedlings to 23cm (9in) apart. Plants can quickly run to flower if not kept watered and regular sowings are required
for a constant supply. Height to 60cm (23in), best grown as baby leaf harvested when 10cm (4in) high.
Aftercare – HARVESTING: May to sharp frosts outdoors, all year indoors.
Harvest – January to December