Coriander has been used for thousands of years not only for its medicinal purposes but also in a wide range of dishes from around the world including Mexican, Asian and of course, curries! Coriander is the tiny herb that packs a massive punch of vitamins and minerals. It is rich in Vitamin A and K but also contains Vitamins B, C and E. It is also a good source of Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorous, and contains a massive amount of Potassium which keeps your muscles working properly, promotes a healthy digestion and a strong skeletal system. Fresh coriander from the garden will add so much more flavour to your dish - although it will only stay fresh for a few days so it is best to store it in the refrigerator in a plastic bag to get the maximum life.
Coriander Herb Seeds
Also known as Cilantro or Chinese Parsley. Use spicy leaves for salads, pickles salsas, curries and other full flavoured dishes. Now one of NZ's most popular herbs. Very easy to grow with a maturity harvest of just 4-5 weeks.
How to sow your Coriander
Choose a well drained site in full sun - part shade. Sow these seeds in trays for subsequent transplanting or, after frosts, sow direct where to grow in a well-prepared seedbed. Sow seeds 2cm apart, in rows 20cm apart to a depth of 1cm.
Care for seedling
Keep seedbed or trays evenly moist during the germination period of 7-14 days. Apply McGregor's VegeMax 2 weeks after germination for healthier plants and a maximum crop. Protect your herb garden from snails and slugs with McGregor's Snail and Slug bait and from White Butterfly with McGregor's Derris Dust.
Hints and Tips
You can snip off as many leaves as you need, and even more will grow back!