Fresh grown Coriander

5 Mar

Fresh coriander garnish, or the green chutney that my mum makes has always been something that I have cherished. Coriander or kothimeer or Dhaniya Patha as it is known in the Indian Kitchens is a  must have . And , if it can be freshly plucked from the window sill of your kitchen, all you have to do is savour the crunch and revel in the aroma.

So here I sprung into action on a hot and humid February afternoon, to split the coriander pods. No, you dont need exquisite seed packets, a good old raid into the kitchen to find the seeds would do.

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Split each pod and put them in a well drained pot and potted medium of soil, manure and my favourite vermicompost. After ten days, the saplings rise up .

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And after a while and watching them carefully,  the leaves can be nipped, and after harvesting for atleast six times, you can start afresh again.

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Lessons Learnt

  • The coriander prefers a sunny balcony
  • And yes , they need more space than the cramped place you see them in here
  • Ideal times to grow in February and March
  • I can never have enough of this
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6 Responses to “Fresh grown Coriander”

  1. Malini April 21, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    I sow these quite often too! In fact I have a batch of coriander and fenugreek growing currently 🙂

  2. farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar May 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    hey nice

  3. meowpurrs May 9, 2013 at 3:16 am #

    I am trying to grow coriander here in Seoul so that i can harvest them when needed. But they are so hard to grow… I am now trying to grow the coriander plant by replanting them. (They are coming up now for sale in spring)

  4. meowpurrs May 9, 2013 at 3:23 am #

    I am growing strawberries and pink jasmine and some salad leaves 🙂 Growing the most wanted: Coriander and fenugreek is not too easy… 😦 Sweet potato is doing well though!

  5. sushmitha May 19, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I do love corianders. Informative post 🙂 Do you mean that we can harvest these leaves for six times once planted ?

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