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Coriander

Coriandrum sativum 

Coriander leaves and seeds are used for salads, soups, asian meals, pickles, chutneys.
Use leaves before flowering and seeds after flowering.
Roots can be cooked as a vegetable in curries.
Medicinally as essential oils in ointments for rheumatic joints. Good for digestion.

  • Half hardy annual
  • Height 60cm
  • Grown for its leaves and its seed. To maintain leaf flavour and prolong foliage growth do not allow coriander to flower
  • Full sun position sheltered, warm or sunny windowsill
  • Fertile moist but well drained soil
  • Remove flowers immediately to encourage fresh young leaves and maintain flavour. Collect seed at end of growing season.