5 Tips For Coriander Planting At Your Home
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All over the world and especially in Indian culinary traditions, coriander or cilantro holds a very special place. It has overpowered all the kitchens with its flavourful aroma and freshness. As a matter of fact both the leaves and seeds are utilised in cooking, however the flavour profile is quite different. In recent years, most people have inclined towards organic farming, which has influenced the act of growing culinary plants at home.

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For those with limited space or who prefer indoor gardening, growing coriander in containers is an excellent option. Coriander is relatively easy to cultivate, making it an ideal herb for beginners and experienced gardeners alike. Whether you have a spacious backyard or limited balcony space, there are various methods for successfully growing coriander at home.

Selecting Quality Seeds

For any form of cultivation, seeds play a very pivotal role and it is undeniably crucial to note. Hence if you are planning to grow fresh coriander at your home then undoubtedly choose a reputable seed supplier so that they are healthy and disease free. Also make sure to check the harvest date in the packaging before buying. Once you buy the perfect seeds, soak them in water for a few hours because sowing enhances the process of germination. Also avoid seeds that were exposed to excess heat or moisture as they might be affected by such temperatures eventually leading to a bad produce. 

Having Appropriate Container

Select a pot that's at least 8-10 inches deep to allow ample root growth. Ensure the container has good drainage holes to prevent waterlogging, which can cause root rot. Opt for a wide container to accommodate the spreading nature of coriander. Additionally, using a breathable material like terracotta helps regulate moisture levels and temperature.

Preparing The Soil

For growing at harvest, another important element is the soil in which you will grow the crop. You cannot just dug up a little and sow the seeds, the soil needs preparation before the process of planting begins. Whether you are growing in ground or a container make sure it is well-drained, then you need to loosed the soil lead to the depth of 12 inches remove andy weeds or debris, and then enrich the soil with compost or organic manure. This process will enhance the fertility of the soil and give you amazing coriander leaves. You can also mix some sand in the soil to improve drainage and, most importantly make sure it not getting waterlogged.


Sunlight is crucial for successful coriander planting at home. Coriander thrives in full sun, requiring at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Choose a spot with ample sunlight, such as a south-facing window or a sunny balcony. Inadequate sunlight can result in leggy, weak plants with reduced flavour. If indoor light is insufficient, consider using grow lights to supplement. Adequate sunlight promotes healthy growth, vibrant leaves, and a bountiful coriander harvest.


Last step to coriander planting at home is the process of harvesting or procuring the fresh leaves for usage from the produce. Firstly you need to wait until the leaves the vibrant green in colour and mature, which usually happens after 45-70 days to planting. You may pluck the outer leaves to promote it's growth more and then you should cut around one-third of the plant but not more than that. The one-third cutting point is very essential as coriander is a herb that is harvested multiple times during its one growth cycle.