Learn how to grow coriander, with tips on planting, harvesting and getting the best yield from your crop.

Soil

What soil is good for Coriander?

Well draining soil with plenty of compost mixed in. 

Position

How much sun does Coriander need?

Full to part sun. 

Frost Tolerant

Is Coriander frost tolerant?

Will tolerate light frost.

Spacing

How much space does Coriander need?

Around 30cm apart.

Planting

When should I plant Coriander?

Coriander is a cool season crop, best planted at soil temperatures between 10°C and 25°C. Sow seeds or plant seedlings in autumn, winter (in warm climates) and early spring.  

If transplanting seedlings, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn.  

Feeding

What do I feed Coriander?

Use an organic fertiliser throughout the season.

Harvesting

When can I harvest Coriander?

Harvest the large outer leaves by trimming them at the base as needed. Seeds from flower heads can also be harvested when dry and used in cooking or for replanting. The whole plant, including the root is edible. 

Pests

What pests does Coriander get?

Aphids, Slug, Snail, Cutworm, Root Knot Nematode

Diseases

What diseases does Coriander get?

Fusarium Wilt, Powdery Mildew, Stem Rot, Stem Gall, Blight, Leaf Spot, Soft Rot, Carrot Motley Dwarf

Notes

Is there anything else I need to know about Coriander?

Coriander will very quickly bolt to seed in warm weather. Water regularly.