Coriander 'Leisure'

Coriandrum sativum

How to grow Coriander 'Leisure'

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Grows best in well cultivated soil in a sunny position. Cilantro is a short lived plant and is very prone to bolting – so having seeds started at different times to ensure a crop all summer long is best. When flower heads appear cut them off to extend the life of the plant.

Leisure likes a position of partial sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Leisure is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ensure your soil is loamy and sandy and has a ph of between 4.9 and 8.2 as Coriander is a moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Leisure from seed

This plant is best left not transplanted, so sow directly into soil outdoors after the last frost, or start indoors in peat pellets that can be directly planted without disturbing the roots.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.23 inches (0.6 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

Transplanting Leisure

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Leisure is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Leisure

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.