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By Funguy

Berkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Coriander - When i grow coriander from seed, the plant has a piece of stem coming from the soil surface leading to a bump and then the plant flops over the side of the pot. When i have bought coriander plants these lengths of stem seem to be buried and the coriander plant stands upright with no flopping.
What am i doing wrong for my coriander to be doing this? Should i, when repotting, bury this piece of stem so the bump is at the spoil surface?



Your seedlings are becoming drawn (leggy) probably due to lack of light... When you buy a pot of coriander it is packed full of seedlings.

9 May, 2011


Hi there funguy,

A few years ago I managed to grow some seed, it grew ok, but bolted really early, so not much luck was had with it.

As moon growe says if you buy a pot from the herb section of the super Market, you can split it up and pot it on.

Happy gardening.

9 May, 2011


Hey there. Thanks for the replies.
So when you sow coriander seed, you put a fair few seeds the pot. I think i'll start again as these little scrawny things look pretty sad!

9 May, 2011


Yes sprinkle the seed all over the pot. BTW I am not suggesting you buy a pot of supermarket grown corinader and then separate out the growing seedlings! When we grow basil from seed we put approx 15 seeds into the pot.

9 May, 2011

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