Coriander Germination Information

Coriander Seed Germination How to Sow Coriander:

  • Best sown outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool
  • Sow at a depth of 4 times the size of the seeds and expect germination in 10-15 days
  • Seeds can also be sown indoors at a temperature of 68-70°
  • Sow at the same depth as outdoors and expect germination in the same time period

How to Grow Coriander:
Transplant: Transplant when there are at least two sets of true leaves

Spacing: Space 8-10 inches apart

Lighting: Site in full sun

Soil: Site in any average garden soil with good drainage

Appearance and Use:

These 12-30 inch tall plants are grown for their aromatic foliage termed “Cilantro” and their seeds termed “Coriander.” The juvenile, broad, toothed, soft green, aromatic leaves can be harvested at any time for fresh use in salsa, salads, soups, and as a seasoning in many ethnic dishes. Avoid using the adult, thinly divided, lacy leaves. Umbels of tiny, white or pale pink flowers appear in the summer. They are followed in late summer by the sweetly aromatic seeds. Harvest the seeds when they turn brown. To collect the seeds, cut the stem and shake it upside down in a bag. The seeds are used in curries and other ethnic dishes


About Coriander:
Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum
Pronunciation:  ko-ri-an’drum sa-ti’vum
Lifecycle:  Annual
Origination: Apiaceae; native to southern Europe