Coriander Calypso is a an excellent leaf variety which has been specifically British bred and is extremely slow to bolt. This quick growing herb can be cut and harvested up to 4 times and its fragrant leaves go well in curries, soups and salads.
Grow in pots by the back door and you will be able to harvest this delicious herb whenever you need.
|When to Sow
|Sow indoors February to May and outdoors May to July.
|Where to Sow
|Coriander seeds are best sown direct where they are to grow as transplanting them can cause them to prematurely bolt.
|Sow thinly 1cm (½in) deep in either pots of firm pre watered compost or direct into beds outside.
|Keep soil moist at all times.
|Sow every 2-3 weeks to ensure a constant supply of Coriander leaves.
|What to do Next
|When large enough to handle, thin seedlings to 5cm (2in) apart.
|To prevent Coriander plants running to seed, ensure they are kept well watered at all times.
|When the flowering stem appears in July to August, remove to prolong the leaf production.
|April to September.
|Continue to harvest the coriander leaves throughout the season to encourage fresh growth.
|Make sure, too, that the soil never dries out as coriander do not like drought-like conditions.
|Grows well with Cabbage, Spinach, Lettuce, Tomato and Legumes
|Coriander is high in Vitamins A, K and C. It is also high in Iron and Manganese.
|Coriander can be added to curries, soups and salads.
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