Coriander you can cultivate in the garden or in pots.
Coriander in its surprising diversity
Most gardeners know only the genuine coriander (Coriandrum sativum), reminiscent of parsley in appearance. Who around, will find many other varieties. In the table, some of them are collected.
Cilantro (coriander Italian)
Height 60 cm
Seeds emerge late
coriander or pepper
Height 50 cm
Height 40 cm
can grow in water
Jantar (from Russia)
Height 80 cm
many small grains
Papalo (Mexican coriander)
Height 150 cm
resinous pine Sheet
Grains are not used
grow herb in the garden
Coriander does not need costly care. He prefers a loose and calcareous soil. Loosen the soil well and dig compost and marine algae under.
Sow from mid-May from the seeds in a partially shaded to sunny spot. Mexican and Italian varieties need more light than the other types. Look for a row spacing 20 to 25 centimeters and a very thin sowing. The ideal distance between the plants is 20 centimeters.
Important: Coriander is a darkness to germinate. Therefore, ceilings two centimeters soil over the seeds. Weeding off sowing weed every day - the tender at the beginning of plants are easily overgrown by other plants. If the temperatures are between five and 25 degrees, you see after about two to three weeks, the first offspring.
For an early harvest in the pot
Most coriander varieties suitable for culture in the pot. You can sow coriander in the house at any time. It flourishes best when you sow it in March or April. This is also the perfect time to pull coriander in a greenhouse in pots.
Place 25 seeds in a flower pot with twelve centimeters in diameter and cover two centimeters earth about it. The grains germinate after one to two weeks.
Set the pots from the end of May, first to a shaded outdoor space and after a few days in the penumbra. You can put the plants in a fertilized with compost and lime bed. For the pure pot culture liquid fertilizer is more suitable.
Care of the Herbs
The plants are not very demanding, but a little care is essential.
- Cilantro needs a fresh fertilized enriched with lime soil or liquid fertilizer during growth.
- Separating the young coriander plants after germination and pull the weaker offspring from the earth.
- Water bed or pots abundant, dryness leads to a high growth with little foliage.
- Weeding regularly.
- Protect. Plantlets in flower beds by mulch to suppress weeds
- Give less water once the coriander is greater.
Leaves and seeds harvest
Start with pure outdoor cultivation in late July or early August with the harvest. Would you prefer the plants in the house or greenhouse in pots, it is the end of June los.
Remove the leaves within two weeks from top to bottom in order to prevent a second flowering. The seeds are somewhat mature later.
Cut the whole seed heads from just before full maturity. The capsules should just begin to open. The best time for seed harvesting is early morning, so that the seeds are allowed to dry during the day.
Place the cones on paper. The seeds disappear by themselves when they are dried. Enter the grains then in a cotton bag to mature.
The plants grow rapidly and make only in the first weeks of work, because you have to weed a lot. Do you lack the time to pull the plants from the pot. Set this only in the garden if you are bigger. So you have fresh herbs that make hardly work.