How To Sow Coriander Seed For Growing On The Windowsill

How To Sow Coriander Seed For Growing On The Windowsill

Grow Coriander on a sunny windowsill if you enjoy Asian or Mexican food

Coriander leaf is an essential herb if you enjoy Asian and Mexican food. It is much cheaper to grow your own than buying from the supermarket and it is worth growing if you are short of space.


 You will need:

  • seed trays
  • seed compost & vermiculite
  • seed
  • something which holds water to stand the tray or pots in
  • labels

Fill the tray with John Innes Seed Compost, tap the tray on the bench to level the compost.

Sprinkle the seed thinly over the surface and cover with a thin layer of vermiculite; this insulates the seed from any temperature fluctuations.

Stand the tray in water for 15 - 20 minutes until damp and place on a sunny windowsill or in the greenhouse.

Keep just damp.

Sow at 4 week intervals and you will have a crop all summer.

Don't grow them somewhere too hot otherwise they will bolt; if growing outside they will perform better if they are out of the midday sun.

Angela Slater

Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas.