Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Coriandrum sativum|
|English Name||: Coriander Seeds|
|Tamil Name||: கொத்தமல்லி விதைகள் – Kottamalli vitaikal|
|Hindi Name||: धनिया के बीज – dhaniya ke beej|
|Malayalam Name||: മല്ലി വിത്തുകൾ – malli vittukal|
|Telugu Name||: కొత్తిమీర విత్తనాలు – Kottimīra vittanālu|
How to Grow Coriander from Seeds:
Seed: Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated, and Non-GMO.
Sowing: Except May and June, all around the year.
Plant: Bushy, Many Side Branches, and Profused Tillering.
Leaf: Fragrant, Broad, Dark Green. Eatable leaves on the side branches even after bolting.
Cuttings: Any no of cuttings can do till it bolts.
STEPS FOR GROWING CORIANDER IN A CONTAINER:
Step 1: Use a container that has equal drainage holes at the bottom.
Step 2: Fill the container with the soil or growing medium you choose.
Step 3: Split the coriander seeds by breaking and rubbing them with your palms.
Step 4: Put seeds around the surface evenly.
Step 5: Spread soil to cover the seeds over the container.
Step 6: Water the seedbed immediately.
Step 7: If you planted outdoor, put shelter to protect the plantings from rain and direct sunlight for a few days.
Step 8: Germination takes six days or much earlier. You could see tiny seedlings with the first leaves.
Step 9: Keep one seedling per hole for thinning, cut the smaller seedling if more than one seed has germinated in one hole.
Step 10: Within 10-15 days, Baby Coriander plants will be visible.
Step 11: Wait for 30 days to harvest mature leaves.
How to Care Coriander Plant:
Sunlight: In summer, the coriander needs 3 to 5 hours of partial sunlight. In winters, the plants can withstand full sunlight.
Water: Like a light shower, water the coriander containers or the seedbeds every day. Use sprinklers for outdoor planting.
Manure: The manure ratio is 2:1. Add natural organic manure into the soil before sowing the seeds. Cow dung dried, compost or farmyard manure are good fertilizers.
Care: Inspect the seedlings every day for insects or fungal infections. Contact the nursery if you don’t know which medicine should be given to plants for these problems.
Microgreen: Use flat containers to grow microgreen coriander indoor. Sow the seeds in a crowded manner. Harvest the microgreens 10 to 15 days after baby plants uprooted.
Harvest: After 30 days of sowing, you harvest the coriander. Use scissors to cut the matured leaves and leave the tender leaves for the next harvest. So, you can harvest 4 to 5 times an interval of 25 to 30 days in this way.
Facts to Know:
|Light Requirement:||Full Sun|
|Sowing Method:||Direct Sow|
|Seeds per Pound:||NA|
|Hardiness Zones:||3 – 9|