For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Coriander in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. Seeing that the foliage of the aromatic plants is used for alimentary needs, we advise paying attention to the use of insecticides and anticryptogamics: letís use only those for agriculture and letís follow very strictly the lacking period written on the label before harvesting these plants.For a correct development of the plant we suggest avoiding exposure to late freezings; let's grow it in a covered place, locating it outside only in late spring.
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. Coriander isn't an evergreen; during the summer it assumes a green colouring; the adult species are small in size and reach 60 cm in height. The Coriander is a year or two year long plant.
Medicinal plants develop new shoots and foliage during the spring period, this is why it is advisable to fertilize periodically, every 15-20 days, using a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water.
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 2-3 glasses of water every 2-3 weeks . A great part of the aromatic plants are used fresh; during the spring and in the summer it is possible to harvest a good quantity of them, to conserve dehydrated or frozen, to use them during the cold months.
We recommend cultivating these aromatic plants in a soft and light, very well drained, soil.
Notes - Coriander
Seeing the quite contained development itís possible to grow these plants in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.