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Coriander is renowned for being challenging to grow. This reputation comes from its bad habit of quickly rushing to flower and setting seed (bolting). Yates Coriander is a ‘slow-bolt’ variety that’s less likely to do this, but even the best of corianders is unreliable when weather’s very hot, very cold or when the plants experience sudden changes in temperature. Bolting isn't entirely bad though, as coriander seeds are a very desirable cooking ingredient!
The easiest way to avoid the bolting and maintain a constant supply is to plant seeds every few weeks from September, right though until the end of autumn. Take a break over winter and begin sowing again in early spring. That way, if your coriander does bolt to seed, you’ll have fresh plants already on the way.
Check the soil moisture regularly if growing in a pot, especially if growing in a terracotta pot – they dry out faster than other types. Insert your index finger into the soil to your first knuckle – if it’s moist, don’t water, but if it’s dry, water well. If allowed to dry out, coriander will bolt very quickly.