Coriander 'for leaf'

Coriandrum sativum

How to grow Coriander 'for leaf'

  • 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.

A partial sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that for leaf is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Planting for leaf in loamy and sandy soil with a ph of between 4.9 and 8.2 is ideal for as it does best in moderately acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing for leaf 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 for leaf

As for leaf is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting for leaf

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

Other Names for Coriander 'for leaf'