CORIANDER SLOWBOLT HERB RESISTANT TO BOLTING TO SEED! $1.30 $1.00

SLOW-BOLT CORIANDER CURES THAT BOLTING PROBLEM SOME HAVE! IN HOT AREAS CORIANDER CAN RUSH TO SEED BUT NOT THIS ONE! AND RIGHT THROUGH TO SPRING – OFFERS A DELICIOUS FLAVOUR AND EASY GROWING!

Description
Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) has a pungent, citrus flavour to the leaves that some people adore and others detest. In fact, its name is derived from the Greek word for bug as they thought that it smelt like one that had been squashed! (I added that for the coriander haters! I think it smells gorgeous!)

All parts of coriander can be used. The leaves are used in Chinese, Thai and Mexican dishes to give a spicy flavour and the chopped root can be included in dishes that require more cooking. Coriander seed is also powdered and used in both sweet and savoury dishes.

There are several varieties of coriander. Slow bolt coriander will grow to about 60 centimetres tall.

The first step to direct sowing coriander is to choose a pot that is about 25 centimetres across. Fill it to about three centimetres from the top with a premium potting mix that contains slow release fertiliser and wetting agents.

Coriander is extremely fast growing and should be harvested often by taking the outside leaves from the base of the plant. The best flavour comes from the younger leaves, so it is best to accept that it is a short-lived plant.

Growing coriander is well worth the effort if just to add a touch of the exotic to both the garden and the dining table!

LARGE SEEDS, EASY TO SEE AND HANDLE.

Grow Notes
Coriander grows best where the climate is hot and humid. In most parts of Western Australia, we can provide the heat that coriander loves but not the humidity so growing from Autumn to Spring is usually the most successful. Plant in part or full sun, in moist well-draining soil.

Coriander has a terrible habit of bolting to seed whenever the conditions that it is in changes. If the weather turns from hot to cold or cold to hot, it will decide that it is time to produce more seed and will send up flower heads from the centre of the plant.

There are several ways to grow strong and healthy Coriander without it bolting to seed. The main one is to choose a slow bolting variety! Slow bolt Coriander will be more uniform and slower to produce flower heads so will be produce leaves for longer. The second way is to sow it directly where it needs to grow as seed instead of transplanting the seedlings.

By seeding a new planting of coriander every two or three weeks, a continuous supply of coriander can be achieved fresh from the garden since, when one plant is finishing being harvested, the next will be ready.

Sow
Sow direct in Autumn or Spring at a depth of 6mm, spacing plants 20cm apart.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-10 days at 18-22°C

Maturity
45 days

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