There is nothing more exciting than picking your own home grown herbs from your garden to use in your cooking or salads…
Coriander Leisure is specially bred for its ability to produce a lot of leaf and bolt much slower than traditional old types. It boasts a good flavour and colour and grows to a height of 60-90cm. The leaves are delicious when sprinkled over salads or in soups and the seeds can be used to flavour curries and go well with white meats and fish.
WHEN TO SOW
All year round
Where to Sow
Sow thinly April to June direct outdoors where they are to crop, 1.5cm (½in) deep, into finely-prepared soil. Alternatively sow seeds in succesion 1.5cm (1/2in) deep, in small pots of compost , lightly covering the seed with a sprinkling of compost on a warm light windowsill all year round.
What to do next
Thin outdoor seedlings to 25cm (10″) apart. Harvest: Indoor crops all year round, outdoor crops from May. Pick a few leaves, as required, from each plant so that they regrow quickly.
All year round.
Keep plants well watered during hot weather. Plants can be left to bolt and seed harvested for cooking.
Rich in Vitamin C, K and Protein and a wonderful source of dietary fibre, manganese, iron and magnesium.