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Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

●● Co­rian­der

Both the aro­matic leaves and stems of co­rian­der can be used to add flavour and fra­grance to cur­ries, sal­sas and other spicy dishes. Sow seeds in suc­ces­sion from March un­til Au­gust and you should have leaves from June un­til Oc­to­ber.

Seeds can be sown 2.5cm deep and 5cm apart, di­rectly into beds of rich, welldrained soil in light shade to pre­vent bolt­ing, keep well­weeded and well­wa­tered and let some plants de­velop seed to save and use next year. Cut the flow­er­heads when the seeds are brown, cover with a pa­per bag and hang up to dry in a warm place. Good va­ri­eties for leaves in­clude ‘Leisure’ and ‘Ca­lypso’.

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