We all want to grow Coriander in our home garden.
In this blog, we are going to tell you the easiest method called Hydroponic cultivation i.e. growing in water.
After reading this article you will get to know:
- How you can grow coriander in water easily, without worrying about soil and pot.
- The benefit of growing coriander in water.
- Conditions when coriander would not able to grow in water.
So, let’s start with the process.
Steps to grow coriander in the water at home
1. Start with good quality coriander seeds.
For better germination purchase agricultural grade seeds from an agriculture store or you can purchase normal coriander from the general store.
2. Now you have to crush seeds into two half by applying some pressure. You just need to press seeds gently with some weight, which will break one coriander into two halves.
This treatment is used to improve the germination rate.
Friends, in case you are growing coriander in soil than also you must consider breaking seeds in two half.
Be careful while crushing, you just have to break seeds in two half. Do not make powder.
After crushing, along with split seeds there will be some whole seeds as well, which is not a problem.
Now the seeds are ready for growing the plant.
3. Now take a container, which must not be transparent.
4. Fill it with water. Now above the water-filled container keep a net basket.
Now on this net basket, sprinkle split seeds.
Friends here is a trick: Do not sprinkle all seeds at one time, Sprinkle them in 3 batches at an interval of 5-6 days. This will help you in harvesting coriander in batches later.
See, we have saved some seeds for the next two times.
Add a bit more water in the container, so that seeds can come in contact with water. Do not let seeds dry.
If you feel like, you would not able to keep seeds moist by refilling water, then cover seeds with tissue paper or cotton cloth.
5. Now keep this setup at a bright location. In winter, Direct sunlight is okay.
But in summer you must protect hydroponically grown coriander setup from the scorching sun.
In 7-10 days seeds will start germinating.
This result is after 12 days of placing seeds for germination.
6. Friends, we have kept tissue paper over seeds, to keep it moist for longer. When seeds start germinating, either remove the tissue paper or just let it be there but rub and tear with hands, so that roots can go into the water.
Guys, here is the update after 25 days of planting seeds.
- Seeds which we planted in the first lot are now having true leaves.
- Seeds which we planted in the 2nd and 3rd batches are also started growing.
So, Friends, Coriander plant starts giving a very good harvest from 40 days onward and you can see the result after 45 days of planting.
You can see the plant is growing very well & roots are also growing very nicely.
Guys, at this point you might be having a query in your mind. Whether hydroponically grown coriander does not need any fertilizer for growth.
So, friends, Fertilizer is required for hydroponically grown coriander. For this, you need any liquid fertilizer or water-soluble solid fertilizer.
Lots of hydroponic fertilizer options are there in the market.
Here we are using, solid water-soluble fertilizer with a 30:10:10 NPK ratio.
This fertilizer is having added micro-nutrients, so we need not mix anything else
Friends, do change the water every 15 days interval and add 1/4th teaspoon of this fertilizer. And, do not keep this fertilizer in the organic or inorganic category,
As these are mineral-based fertilizer, it will release only those nutrients which plant use to absorb for growth.
Isn’t it really easy, growing coriander in water.
Friends, now let us take our first mega harvest. And after this, we will keep on getting mega harvest an interval of every 6-7 days.
let us tell you, in what condition, coriander would not able to grow in water.
Conditions where coriander wouldn’t able to grow in water
- Firstly, in case water at your side is having high TDS ( more than 400 ). High TDS hinders coriander seed germination & plant growth.
- Secondly, if your water is having high salt concentration & comes under the hard water category. Than also coriander would not able to grow in water.
If you still want to grow in water, then use RO water. But in our opinion better to grow in soil or cocopeat.
There is a trick in harvesting as well, that is, just cut above mature leaves. Leave smaller leaves & let them grow for further harvesting.
This was the complete procedure of growing coriander in water.
Now, let’s talk about the benefit of this method.
Benefits of growing coriander in water
- The first benefit: You need not worry about soil. In case your kitchen window is well lit, you can grow coriander by this method and use it in your kitchen.
- The second benefit: You need not worry about weed. In case you will plant coriander in soil, weed will become trouble & you have to remove them frequently. Else whenever you will harvest coriander, along with coriander weeds will also travel to your kitchen
Hence, friends, you can easily grow coriander in water.
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FAQs on How to grow coriander
🌱 How tall does coriander grow?
Slow bolt cilantro will grow to around 60 centimeters tall. There are more varieties of coriander grown just to harvest the seed for cooking as they have less leaf and will bolt rapidly to create bloom heads. Numerous plant specialists struggle to develop coriander yet there are a few methods to its progress.
🌱 Can coriander grow in shade?
Coriander needs a sufficient amount of sun or light shade in southern zones since it bolts rapidly in the hot climate. It flourishes best in moist soil. Coriander plants ought to be arranged around 6 to 8 inches apart. To produce new Coriander all season, make continuous sowings every 2 to 3 weeks beginning in pre-summer.
🌱 Can coriander be grown from roots?
The infant leaves of the coriander plant are called cilantro. Cilantro is generally developed from seed, yet you can likewise grow it from a root stem with a little attention.
🌱 Can I grow coriander indoors?
To grow coriander indoors, it’s significant that the plant has full sun contact for four to five hours each day. If you likewise utilize a growing light, growing the coriander indoors will be increasingly effective.