Coriander is always in demand to garnish the food or to satisfy the taste buds with its aromatic healthy taste. It is easily available in the market or can be grown at home by following some simple but proper techniques. All the easy-to-do modes are explained here which are followed by experts to grow healthy coriander. So let’s Start.
Soil should be soft and porous to grow coriander. In hard soil, seeds will get germinated but after that get buried inside the soil only.
- Garden Area Soil – Clean it, sieve it, and remove all the plastics, glasses, or any other debris from it.
- Compost – Any Compost but half of the quantity of soil.
- River Sand – comparatively in little less quantity of compost.
- Cocopeat – Half of the quantity of Sand.
- Neem Cake Powder – Add a little if available
Pot Shape And Size
- Rectangular Pots are preferred with a 6-inch depth with the bottom holes. Place clay pieces or paper to cover the holes.
- Fill the pot with the soil mixture and give ample water (before adding seeds, otherwise seeds might get disturbed) to make the soil wet properly.
- Cocopeat – Make lines on the surface by using any trowels and fill those lines with cocopeat. In coco peat seeds germinate faster.
- Buy fresh seeds from the nursery or online.
- “Dhani” seeds are required to grow coriander. Avoid using seeds from home, they might be old and would not germinate. Dhani seeds are inexpensive and easily available.
- The ideal time to grow coriander is from October – March. It grows well in mild cold.
- Experts grow it throughout the year also but during extreme summers it might get scorched. During heavy winter its growth rate slows down.
Place the seeds in the coco peat lines and cover them again with the coco peat.
- After placing the seeds, spray some water from the top to maintain the moisture in the coco peat.
- Do not use any mug, glass, or pipe to give water, seeds would get displaced.
Seeds will germinate without sunlight also but Dhani seeds start growing just after the germination only so keep this plant in the area where sunlight is there for 2-3 hours. For the growth of the plant sunlight is required.
Process of Growing
- On the 6th day, the germination of seeds starts with small – small leaves.
- On the 10-11th day, there is a possibility that all the seeds are germinated.
- When the coco peat seems to be dry, spray some water just to maintain the moisture of the coco peat.
- Nearly, on the 16th – 17th day, it would be bushy but not very dense.
- Approximately, on the 21st day, dense and bushy coriander would be there and ready for harvesting.
- Whenever needed, cut it from the top.
- Watering– Do not pour water from the top, it will get enfolded. Give water from one corner, it will get spread in the entire pot.
- First Harvesting – Harvest the complete coriander by cutting it during the first harvesting and give neem cake liquid fertilizer to provide the essential nutrients.
- After giving fertilizer, the coriander will grow again in 1 week which would be the time of second harvesting.
- Third Harvesting– During third harvesting pull out the coriander from the roots.
- After that add some compost in the same soil and place new seeds to grow the coriander again.
It is a very easy process to have organic and aromatic coriander.
Enjoy healthy and Organic Coriander!!!