Welcome to the complete guide to growing Coriander in Perth. In this post, we will look at all the steps needed to grow Coriander in your backyard or balcony.
Growing herbs at home is one of the most satisfying things to do. The best part is that it’s extremely easy as well. As beneficial as herbs are for all of us, what is many times overlooked is the joy that herb gardening can bring.
Best time to grow Coriander in Perth
The best time to grow this fantastic herb in Perth, is between Mar-Apr, Aug-Nov.
If you are considering growing it elsewhere, you better check local weather and seasonal conditions.
Will Coriander grow in a pot?
Yes, it will grow perfectly in a pot in the right position. You can try using one pot per plant, or even get yourself a large pot and plant a few varieties of herbs.
How much sun is best?
Coriander thrives when it is positioned in a spot that gets Full sun to part shade.
If you find that the leaves start to brown, try moving it in shade, or via versa. Each area can have its own peculiar conditions.
Best soil to grow Coriander
If you are growing Coriander in Perth, you’ll find that it prefers a well drained and will be very happy with it.
You can find potting mix that will do that just fine, or add some to your garden bed before planting.
How often should I water?
Coriander needs Regular watering. There are self watering pots available if you plan to grow it in a pot, or you can just get in a regular habit of checking the soil each day or two.
When can I harvest Coriander?
You can harvest Coriander at its prime, which is around 1.5 months.
What to propagate
You can plant Coriander from Seeds, and place each plant around 15 centimetres apart.
Frequency in growing Coriander
Coriander is a Annual herb.
Did you know?
Here are two interesting herb facts that you may not be aware of.
Fact 1: Many herbs contain essential oils, which are the flavouring components of extracts.
Fact 2: Many gardeners use herbs for natural pest control.
These make growing Coriander in your own Perth yard even more special, in my opinion.
Enjoy growing Coriander in Perth
I hope you enjoy growing Coriander in your backyard or balcony.
It really is a wonderful herb to grow here in Western Australia, and you will also enjoy that it saves you money from buying dried versions or fresh (expensive) cuttings from the shops.
I trust you enjoyed this guide, and are now motivated to grow your own.