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Growing Coriander in Pots or Containers at Home

Winter is a time for growing various vegetables as well as salad. Coriander salad is one of winter vegetables. The English name of it is parsley. It is highly used to make tasty curry for long time. There have a good news for cities dwellers, it can be cultivated in containers or pot on the roof at home.

growing coriander in pots or containers

Nutrition of Coriander

Food value is much higher in coriander. It contains calcium, iron and a lot of carotene. The facilities of firming it are cultivating many times.

Time for sowing

Coriander is actually winter vegetables. This vegetable does not grow too much during the summer. But it is the end of summer that is to sow the seeds before winter comes.

Sowing seeds

The seed of coriander will grow quickly if you soak it 24 hours in water by wrapped with cloth. The seed with wide mouth should be selected for coriander. Seed is sown in 3 to 4 cm depth then cover with soil next irrigation should be given. Irrigation is not needed when soil wet.

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Next Care

If there are no wet in soil, irrigation should be given after every 2 or 1 days. It is noticed that birds cannot eat leaf and ants cannot eat at the time of sowing chlorpyrifos can be sprayed for suppress ants.

Thinning of Trees

It tree becomes more densely, you should make think of this tree by dropping leaf and eat it before becoming more big.

Coriander Production Method

It can cultivate in all types of soil but sandy loamy is highly suitable. Water facilities should be ensured for cultivation it.

Land Preparation

Plough 4 or 6 times and use ladder to make equal according to soil.

Sowing Seedling

Seed should be wet in water about 24 hours before sowing. If you sprinkle the seeds you will need twice seeds. 4-5 kg seeds is needed for row system when it is cultivated with other crops mixing.

Fertilizer Apply Method

150-300 kg urea, 100-200 kg TSP, 80-100 kg MOP and 7-10 ton cow dung are applied per hector for cultivation in that soil which have some fertile. Half cow dung, full TSP and half MOP are applied at the time of land making. The rest half cow dung are given in scaffold before one week of sowing seedling.

Then irrigation should be given. Urea and the rest half MOP are applied in 3 installment. First installment is 8-10 day after planting and the rest manure are given 30-35 days after planting seedling.

Transitional Care

After growing 10-15 day seedling for leaf cultivation, one seedling is kept in every 5 cm per row for seed cultivation. One seedling is kept in every 10 cm per row. Weeding out with hoe and soil should be loose. The roots of trees get a lot of light and air by breaking creak immediately after coming dry by irrigation. So the growth rate easily raise it cannot tolerate water. So you should be managed to remove additional water or rain water in 2-3 days.


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