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Asked by
Carole Anne on
October 21, 2012

Q. Spindly Coriander Potted

I am a Housesitter in the Canberra, ACT, Australia area. One plant on the balcony is a coriander, which looks like it is on its last legs. If I cut this back, would it replenish? I can give it lots of care, just wondering what organic treatment it might receive to help itself grow again.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 22, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

Pruning will help a little but not much. The plant has likely bolted. Heavy mulching and planting keeping it in the shade will help keep the soil cooler.

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Answered by
Carole Anne on
October 22, 2012
A.

This is just a little potted plant, which sadly looked faded and spindlely.
I gave it a good soak in water for an hour, then put in out on the shaded balcony. (breathed on it a bit to give it some healing CO2. And will try to see if it has any life left in it. (couldn't hurt)

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Asked by
jannet on
July 12, 2015

Q. coriander seeds

I planted coriander seeds and they all grew into tiny plants, even secondary leaves grew in some, but the plants are weak and most of them wilted. Why?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 14, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Cilantro does not like warm weather.

It may have been to warm for the small seedlings.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm

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Asked by
Murtaza on
November 13, 2015

Q. Growing coriander

I am trying to grow coriander but they are not germinating. I don’t know what to do.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 14, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Soaking the seeds 24 to 48 hours will help break the tough exterior husk of the seeds.
Here is a few links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/how-to-grow-cilantro-indoors.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 13, 2016

Q. coriander seedlings

My coriander seeds grew into tiny plants. In some, secondary leaves are thin and wilting. I have grown them in pots.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Did you grow indoors or outdoors? Cilantro does not like warm weather. I would suspect the temperatures were to warm for proper growth.
Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm

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Asked by
Newtofarming on
March 4, 2017

Q. Coriander plant flowering

I had planted some coriander seeds. The plant grew well but the leaves did not change shape. After few weeks, flowers have bloomed and there are grass like extensions growing from the flower.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 5, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

This does not appear to be Cilantro or Coriander as many often refer to the is Herb as.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm

It appears similar to Stevia Herb, but often times several herbs have similar leaf patterns.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/stevia/stevia-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
MShaheer on
March 18, 2017

Q. Coriander growing slowly

I have a coriander plant (now it has three leaves), but it is growing very very slowly. What might be the problem?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 19, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Make sure the seedlings or plants are receiving enough sunlight.
Evenly moist soil will also ensure your plants health.
Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/how-to-grow-cilantro-indoors.htm

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