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Coriander Seedlings -  from Organic Certified Seeds

Coriander, also known as cilantro or Chinese parsley, is a popular herb used in various cuisines around the world. Here are some characteristics and information on how to grow coriander:


  • Appearance: Coriander is an annual herb with delicate, fern-like leaves and small, white to pale pink flowers that bloom in umbrella-shaped clusters.

  • Flavor: Both the leaves (cilantro) and the seeds have a distinct, citrusy, and slightly peppery flavor.

  • Height: The plant typically grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet (30 to 90 cm).

Growing Methods:

  • Seeds or Transplants: Coriander can be grown from seeds directly sown into the soil or started indoors and transplanted.

  • Soil: Well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal. Good organic matter in the soil helps coriander thrive.

  • Sowing Depth: Plant the seeds about 0.25 to 0.5 inches (6 to 13 mm) deep.

  • Spacing: Sow seeds or transplant seedlings 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) apart.

Ideal Temperatures and Climate:

  • Temperature: Coriander prefers cool to moderate temperatures. It thrives in temperatures ranging from 50°F to 85°F (10°C to 29°C).

  • Climate: Coriander grows well in temperate climates but can tolerate some heat. It's best to plant it in the spring or fall, avoiding extreme temperatures.

Harvesting Period:

  • Leaves: You can start harvesting the leaves when the plant reaches about 6 inches (15 cm) in height. Snip the outer leaves, allowing the inner leaves to continue growing.

  • Seeds: The seeds are typically ready for harvest when the plant produces flowers. Allow the flowers to dry, and then collect the seeds.

Watering Preferences:

  • Watering Frequency: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of soil feels dry.

  • Avoid Overwatering: Coriander is susceptible to root rot, so it's essential not to overwater. Well-draining soil helps prevent waterlogging.

Light Preferences:

  • Sunlight: Coriander prefers partial to full sunlight. It can tolerate some shade, especially in warmer climates.

  • Indoor Growing: If growing indoors, ensure the plant receives at least 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. Consider using a grow light if natural light is insufficient.

Coriander Seedlings - from Organic Certified Seeds

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