Coriander is a popular herb used in many Indian dishes like curry and baked goods. Known in some part of the world as cilantro, this herb has a sweet, earthy flavour that pairs well with savoury flavours.
How to grow coriander at home
You should plant your coriander in a space with a well-draining soil that receives partial shade throughout the day. Water your coriander well to keep the soil moist. You don’t need to apply any fertilizer. Make sure you weed regularly around the plant to keep the ground clear of competition.
How do you harvest coriander?
Your coriander will be ready to harvest as soon as it has produced plenty of leaves. To harvest this plant, remove the leaves you need by removing them from the plant just before needed. Remove leaves regularly to maintain new growth throughout the season.
What are plug plants?
Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.
How do you plant a plug plant?
When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.