The Great Coriander Experiment, Part 4

September 26, 2007 at 9:31 am 1 comment

Once upon a time, I bought a coriander plant from a supermarket. It thrived for about a week, then started to look sickly. I fed it some coffee grounds as an experiment (someone on selfsufficientish said they were good fertiliser). It shot up to about 2 foot tall and then flowered.

A few months later, I planted some coriander seeds in some washed out yoghurt pots. I just used the seeds from the supermarket, again on advice from someone on selfsufficientish. They didn’t germinate. I googled coriander in a panic, and some snooty gardening website told me I should have planted a variety grown for leaf. The seeds went mouldy.

I went to the supermarket to buy some more yoghurts, but bought another coriander plant instead. It was a much posher supermarket, so I thought it might be a better quality plant (I noticed a distinct difference between a cheap supermarket basil plant and one I bought from a garden centre). It thrived for about a week, then started to look sickly. I went on holiday for three weeks, leaving it in the care of my boyfriend. The plant went mouldy.

Sighing, I returned to the supermarket to buy some yoghurts and got some proper seeds from the hardware shop. I have just planted them. Fingers crossed, everybody…

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  • 1. Long weekend « Eating the Seasons  |  April 15, 2009 at 10:09 am

    […] On Sunday, we went to see Scientist Fiancé’s family and ate too much roast dinner and played silly games. And Monday was gorgeous and I spent most of the day in the garden. I had breakfast outside and then did some much overdue weeding, as a result of which you can now see the gravel. I also rescued the peas, which have been in need of potting on some days now, and planted squash and more peas and lots of basil. And probably some other things. Also, my coriander is still looking reasonably healthy, which is good news as I have a terrible track record with coriander. […]

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