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my coriander is going to seed. any tips...

Created : 15:27 on 1st June 2009 by lower-plenty
my coriander is going to seed. any tips on the best way to stop it and make it grow bushier without killing it would be great. thanks.
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by ChilliJam (0)
I successionally sow a small amount of coriander every couple of weeks in small terracotta pots to ensure a good supply.
by APRIL STREET (0)
coriander go's to sed if you do not cut it all the time but do no worry you can get the seeds and start again
by APRIL STREET (0)
corriander gos to seed if you do not use it regularly but not to worry you can get the seeds and grow more and carry on that way.
by AnnaSwindon (0)
Also, to add to Oliver's answer water a bit more regularly. The plant panics and goes into saving itself mode. Little and often and hopefully it should be ok.
by ladybirdathome (0)
Coriander is difficult to grow in our climate and runs to seed for a pastime. Try growing it later int he season when the days are shortening, and make sure it gets plenty of water.
by oliverkinne (0)
Hello Lower,

All plants flower and go to seed, so it's not unexpected for your coriander to do the same. Coriander is an annual, which means it grows from seed, flowers and then produces its own seeds all in the same year.

Given that your coriander has already gone to seed means it's too late to do anything now. It'll soon die, but you can collect the seed and try again with its offspring - or maybe even buy new seeds.

A lot of plants flower and set seed early if they don't have enough nutrients, water or sunlight, in the hope that their offspring will get a better chance. A rich soil encourages young, fresh, leafy growth in most plants, so this could help keep your new plants and keep them from setting seed - or bolting, as you call it when a crop such as herbs or vegetables set seed.

You may even get seeds of coriander varieties that are less likely to bolt (some are actually called bolthardy).

I hope this helps and you have better luck next time.

Oliver
by rc1054 (0)
Hi you need to start cutting it down do it now and it will keep growing down the more you use the more it will grow.
Good luck with it ....

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