Prepare the garden bed. If you are just beginning to build your plot, select to coriander place where growing perennial grass. To mow the grass, dig up the ground and mix the soil with cut grass. Cilantro grows best in light soil, so if necessary, you can add the sand. Plot for coriander needs to be well lit and clean.
Mark furrows. Coriander should be planted not very deep – not more than 10 cm the Optimal distance between the furrows is 40-50 cm.
Soak seeds. It is better to use a natural stimulator of growth – for example, aloe juice. In this case, the seeds will germinate faster.
Sow the seeds, cover them with earth. If you are planting coriander in the winter, the more you won't need, just have to wait till spring.
Coriander does not like weeds, so it is necessary periodically to weed. Remove any weeds as soon as sprouts appear. Do this a few more times until cilantro is not consolidated. Mature plants are frequent weeding is not need, they are able to handle any weeds.
Harvest cilantro you can get a few times over the summer. If you have the opportunity to highlight a few coriander garden beds in early spring, sow the seeds on one of them in two weeks for another and so on. Plant cilantro in the course of one summer need different beds.
If you want to grow cilantro on the balcony, make a long box. On the bottom sprinkle of crushed stone – should be good drainage. Pour the mixture of soil and sand. Make shallow furrows and sow seeds in the same way as on a bed. But on a heavily shaded balcony cilantro to grow are unlikely to want, so will have to either abandon the idea or to do artificial lighting. On the windowsill is also possible to grow coriander, but better to do it in the country and are ready to transplant the Bush.
Plant cilantro can and fall. In this case, you can in early spring to obtain an excellent seasoning to the table. But the plant in the winter, only in the case if winters in your region is not particularly harsh. The temperature to -10 when snow conditions are good, the coriander brings peace.
You can plant cilantro in early spring when the air is still warm above 8°. The soil should be moist.
Advice 2: How to grow cilantro
Cilantro (coriander) has been known since antiquity. It is prevalent around the world as odoriferous a culture with a strong smell. This plant is most like in the Eastern countries. People use the young leaves of coriander as a spice to flavor meat and vegetable dishes, sauces, and raw – for salads.
In order to grow cilantro, you need to start to prepare the soil. For cilantro best suited to light, sandy and loamy soil. The reaction environment should be neutral or slightly alkaline. Coriander is a hardy plant, so it is best planted in early spring. It was at this time that the soil has high moisture. The plant should bear a good harvest. You need to sow the seeds in rows. The amount of seed on 1 sq meter of the area of 2.5 g of seeds. Shoots will appear in 2-3 weeks after sowing.
If you want to plant coriander in a greenhouse, then it should be done in February-March. The stalks will be formed already at 40 days after germination of seeds. By this time the plant will have a strong leaves, and a pretty good yield. In later crops the stalks will form much faster. Leaf weight of the plant is still small and the yield is correspondingly lower. If you put the plant in February or March, you will need to do a cutting of the plant. Definitely need to leave the stalk of the stem to a height of 7 inches. If you'll be the first to start the cut with late planting, then the plant just dies. When sowing of coriander you need to consider some features. You need to consider that the crops in may and June will be faster to form the stems. The plant will still have a weak foliage. Crops in July-August have a longer period from planting to formation of flower stalks.
Cilantro is a plant long day. If there will be a reduction in day length, the plant development will slow down, you experience a growth rate of greenery. If you are growing coriander for greenery, then be sure to follow the formation of stalks. They primarily have a detrimental impact on the greens.
Advice 3: How to place in the garden: planting vegetables, shrubs and trees
To the area feel good shrubs, fruit trees and vegetables, it is necessary to correctly plan and efficient use of every meter of land. Gardening requires diligent planning.
The layout of the site
In order to use all advantages and neutralize disadvantages of the estate, you must make the overall plan: under building give 10%, by paths and decorative planting of 12-14%, the remaining 76 to 78% is allocated for cultivated plants and the garden. When designing, consider the location of the site relative to the cardinal directions.
Trees and shrubs should be grouped in different places, so tall plants do not shade low-growing. Vegetables and strawberries planted on the South side, Apple will have a pleasant stay on the North side of the site, away from home, the middle seat reserved for the berry bushes.
Close the fence can be planted raspberries, gooseberries, currants, and they produce fruit in the shade. Can not be planted next to black and red currant, raspberries and gooseberries. Dwarf Apple and pear trees and creeping culture planted in the condensed scheme. Trees seated at a distance of 2-3 meters from each other. With this planting, the plants should be well fed and watered, then the roots will not be competing for food and water.
In the shade of trees planted herbs:
− the Welsh onion;
Other crops under the canopy will not grow, and the greenery grows juicy, tender. The cilantro plant near currant bushes, her scent deters spider mites.
Strawberry garden place near the grocer's, to allow updates of the plantations. A good neighbor for them – garlic. Of these shrubs, like chokeberry, honeysuckle, barberry'll have a beautiful hedge, planted these crops on the border of the plot, you will save space.
For productive use of the area under vegetable garden, use a compacted crop of vegetables. Late cabbage can be grown with the radish, early varieties of cauliflower, spinach. Useful seals will be for cucumbers, beets, carrots, celery, parsley. Between the rows of potatoes you can grow beans.
Plant various types of lettuce, Swiss chard, purple Basil near the house – they can have the decorative flower beds that will decorate the manor. Pumpkin and patison will decorate the fence along the tracks as border original will look shallots, sorrel, strawberries Bezus, chervil, parsley curly.
Go to the layout of the site creatively, with imagination, step away from the stereotypes and enough space for everyone – vegetables, fruit trees, shrubs.