Save Your Seeds: Coriander

BOTANICAL NAME: Coriandrum sativum – the genus name comes from the Greek word for bug, referring to the smell of its unripe seeds. Also called cilantro and Chinese parsley.

ORIGIN: southern Europe and parts of Eurasia – 3000-year-old seeds were found in Egyptian tombs.

DESCRIPTION: a small annual herb that is usually grown for its leaves in Australia.

CULTIVATION: plant seeds directly in place, at a time of year when you know you can keep the water up to it. Seedlings do not transplant well. If the plant dries out it will go to seed quickly. Try growing it in the shade of larger vegetables.