How do you grow Coriander? Why do my Coriander plants always die?
Whenever I buy Coriander plants they seem to die really quickly. They last about a week if I keep them in their original pot, and even less if I re-pot them into a larger container.
What could I be doing wrong?
I'm guessing you're talking about pots bought from a supermarket? These plants aren't really a long-term answer for growing herbs - especially coriander, which is very prone to stress and irregular growing conditions, which causes it to bolt or go to seed.
You'll do much better to grow from seed - especially during the summer months. Just ensure you keep the compost evenly moist - no waterlogging/drying out cycles - and watch out for cold temperatures especially at night, which can again induce bolting.
Answered by Geoff Hodge from United Kingdom, Peterborough in June 2011.