How To Prevent Coriander Flower?


My coriander never lasts more than 3-4 months. I’ve read it doesn’t like change in temperatures and I live in Melbourne so it probably doesn’t like the four seasons in one day we get here! Other than moving to a more stable climate or putting it inside, is there a way to prevent it going into flower so early?

4 thoughts on “How To Prevent Coriander Flower?

  1. I don’t know how much this will help with a currant plant, but I bought my original coriander seed from Mr. Fothergills range. I planted it and it grew about two usable leaves then bolted. I kept pinching out the flowers to prevent it dying off after it had gone to seed but this was thwarted when I went on holiday and it inevitably died. I later realised, when I went to replant the seed that the packet said, “For Seed”. I looked it up and discovered there was also a “For Leaf” variety. I have since grown several pots of the leaf variety which have never shown signs of flowering at all. I’ve had them for a good few months. I do keep them indoors on the windowsill, not because they didn’t grow outside, but because I was too lazy to nip all the way to the greenhouse at the bottom of the garden each time I wanted some fresh coriander for something I was cooking.

    Hope that is of some help for when you’re sowing some new coriander seed.

      1. Glad to be of help! I had the same issue so I couldn’t leave you hanging. I also sew mine thickly now so its more bushy than tall, I think this helps stop it from maturing too fast as well

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