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Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031
A couple of weeks back I sorted out my kitchen spice and herb box and chucked a packet of well out of date coriander seeds into some oldish compost. Astonished today, to find loads of seedlings and on crush and smell, they are corianders.

What surprises me is that I have tried to grow coriander from horticultural seed with no luck. A pack of out of date seed from the supermarket and bingo... coriander plants. :)

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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 14,027
    Seeds are always worth a go.
  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031
    Yeah but...these were dry as dead Sahara things and supposed to be ground up in my pestle and mortar and made into a curry.

    Hmm, I wonder what else I could try? :/
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 807
    My collected squash seeds haven't sprouted this year.  And yet when throwing in the compost, there are loads of shooting candidates.  Typical.
  • Joyce GoldenlilyJoyce Goldenlily Posts: 1,351
    I have grown coriander in my garden and found that it self seeds itself for a couple of years. It also seems to be happier being sown straight into the garden rather than into pots as I always start mine off indoors in pots and when planted out always goes to seed quickly whereas the seed sown in the garden seem to grow stronger plants and they do not go to seed so early. Must try growing it both ways. When I lived near Reading I used to buy it in cut bunches, grown locally, in the Sat. market near the station, it was huge and very strong flavoured. Lovely.
  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031
    That's interesting Joyce. I'll have to try again as I love coriander; shop bought fades so quickly and frozen tastes nothing like coriander. :/
  • Daisy33Daisy33 LondonPosts: 1,031
    @Wayside D'oh :s:D
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