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How to make Coriander grow straight?

Been growing Coriander indoors for a few months now and it seems nice & healthy (aside from some aphids I've just noticed, will sprawl with neem oil), but it doesn't seem to want to grow straight? 

It's been this way from the start, but it bows over the initial support I gave it, grows back downward, then branches off and goes for the sky? It kind of acts the same way as a runner on a strawberry plant in a way....but no roots and this is grown from seed so they're the main shoots anyway.

Any way to make it grow straight, or is my Coriander just quirky? 

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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    There could be a few reasons for that type of growth Richard.jones89 it has quite a restricted growing space and often plants will grow toward the light.  I have no experience of growing coriander indoors so can't really help, mine is in full sun and grows about 2' tall.  Do you have any planted upright in a standard type container?
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,225
    Outside, big pot or a space in a herb bed, plenty of light and moisture.   Mine are 2' high now and growing better than they ever have indoors, even in a decent sized pot.

    I suggest you use that pot for sempervivums/house leeks that don't need much root space or water.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ah I was under the impression that Coriander needed to be grown indoors - will it survive winter outdoors. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,527
    No ... it’s an annual. 😊 
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  • herbaceousherbaceous E. BerksPosts: 2,278
    Coriander is grown as an annual so you need to save some of the seeds to sow next year.  Carry on using the leaves without taking too many from each plant. When it comes time to harvest the seeds put a few aside in a cool dry place to sow next June - or May if this is what Spring/Summer is going to be like  :)
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
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