How to Grow Coriander


  • Sowing Instructions
  • How to Transplant
  • Crop Maintenance
  • How to Harvest

Sowing Instructions

  • Sowing Time: Early spring
  • Sowing Location: Indoors in 9cm pots
  • Sow seeds thinnly into pots
  • Soak soil before sowing seeds
  • Lightly cover seeds with potting compost
  • Can be sown directly outdoors in early summer
  • Germination after 3 weeks

How to Transplant

  • Transplant out into the garden in late May
  • Coriander will die in the frost
  • Avoid planting out any earlier
  • Harden off before transplanting to outdoors location
  • Prefers full sun, keep moist
  • Soil: Well drained and fertile, slightly alkaline
  • Prefers a sunny location with space to spread

Crop Maintenance

  • Keep moist & weed free
  • Feed monthly
  • Coriander bolts very easily
  • To prevent bolting:
    • Keep moist
    • Keep partically shaded
    • Harvest often
    • Remove flowering buds before they form
  • Replace plants every year as they usually grow poorly in second year

How to Harvest

  • Harvest: Roughly 50 days after sowing
  • Harvest before plant goes to seed
  • Remove foliage to harvest