Coriander (Cilantro)

Cilantro or Coriander is an annual herb. It is often also referred to as Chinese Parsley or Dhania. It is grown both for its leaves and its seeds (dried fruits). Coriander is often used in Spanish, Mexican, Latin and Indian cuisine. It's a common ingredient in spice rubs, marinades, chilis, sauces, soups and curries and works well with onions, bell peppers, tomatoes and potatoes.

How To Grow

Coriander is best grown from seed directly into the soil because it is quite a sensitive plant. You need to prepare the soil thoroughly by digging it over and incorporating well-rotted manure or compost. Rake the soil so it’s level and sow seeds 4cm apart in drills 1cm deep.

How/When To Harvesting

Pick or cut each leaf off the stem or cut whole stems if necessary. Both the leaves and the stalks can be used. Make sure the plant is robust enough to cope.

Planting Schedules for Location: Leesburg, Virginia

Sow Direct

Sow Direct

Sow Indoors / Plant Out

Sow Indoors
Plant Out
  • Sow Depth: 1 cm
  • Spacing Between Rows: 30 cm
  • Spacing Along Row: 10 cm
  • Number plants per Square Foot: 1