How do I plant the green coriander leaves? what are the basic steps to make it grow?
Normally, one wouldn't propagate from leaf cuttings on this plant. It is much easier to do so from seed. This article will explain how to propagate this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/growing-coriander-seeds.htm
Hi, I have a lovely little pot of herbs out the back of my house. Which include: Corriander, Parsely, Basil, Chives and thyme. I Seasol them every Monday.However, recently (about 1-2 weeks ago) my basil started getting eaten. We found 2 little pristine white bugs about half the size of an American penny. But the eating continued and had only 1-2 leaves of basil left, the others were munched on and or stubby. I went away for 3 days and when I came back the Parsely and Corriander had been munched on and there was barely anything left. I sprayed the herbs with Eco oil pest away thingy. What is eating it and how do I stop it? Please hurry because if you don't I'm afraid my herbs will be nothing but dust. Lachy (P.S. I live in an Australian possum prone area.)
If nothing else works, then I would suggest slicing hot peppers into water. Boil them for 15-20 minutes. Strain and let cool enough to pour into a spray bottle. Spray them down. Keep in mind that this will stick to the plants, and being an alkaline solution, the best way to get this off to eat them is to use an acid such as lemon juice. After, you may wash them with water.
Hi, I would like to grow some large coriander roots like those used in Asian cooking (soups etc.) Could you please tell me the best way to go about this and also if there is a cultivar best suited for the job? All of the info I can find only deals with growing the leaf. Many thanks. .
I didn't see any information on which coriander seed is better for root seasoning. Many factors affect flavor in the leaves, sun, water, soil, etc and these affect root taste as well. I found an article that may help in the growing and harvesting. Keep in mind that coriander does not like hot weather. It is a "cool season crop" and will bolt when temps reach 80s F. Many of us grow it in the spring and another batch in the fall. http://shesimmers.com/2011/07/how-to-grow-coriander-for-the-roots-to-use-in-thai-cooking.html. While we are on the topic of SE Asian cuisine, take a look at this: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/vietnamese-cilantro/vietnamese-cilantro-herbs.htm
Finally, an article with tips on growing cilantro: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/cilantro/tips-for-growing-cilantro.htm