To make the soil light for planting, add well-composted manure and plough to a depth of 2-3 inches. Plant seeds 1-2 inches apart.
- Coriander plants need to stay watered when they are growing. They require at least 1 inch of water.
- Mulching should be introduced as soon as the plants emerge above the surface of the soil so as to prevent weeds.
- Remove any debris and dead plants from the garden regularly to keep off wilt and mildew.
- To ensure a constant supply of coriander, it is advisable to sow new plants every 2-3 weeks.
The first leaves can be harvested after 3 or 4 weeks from planting:
- Start harvesting seeds when most have turned from a green to a greyish tan colour.
- Harvest by cutting the stems. Cut individual leaves from the stalk for large leaves and 1.5 - 2 inches above the crown for smaller leaves.
- Once this is done, gather them together into a bunch using a rubber band.
- The bunch should then be hung in a warm, dry place for 2-3 weeks for complete drying.
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