How to start organic coriander farming?

                                            

Coriander grows easily and quickly throughout South Africa as a summer annual. The coriander plant is an erect annual herb in the Apiaceae family. Coriander is also known as “Cilantro” and it is an annual herb that has been grown and eaten all around the world for a very long time. It has a wonderful tangy flavor and is the perfect herb plant for adding some zing to your cooking.
Coriander Uses
The fresh leaves and dried seeds of coriander are the parts most commonly used in cooking. But all parts of the coriander plant are edible and the roots are an important element of Thai cooking. Coriander is actually used in cuisines throughout the world.
Advantages of Coriander Farming:
  • Commercial production of coriander is very easy and simple. Even beginners can start this type of farming business without much efforts.
  • Large scale coriander farming is a very profitable business, and it is an excellent way of generating good profits.
  • Coriander plants grow rapidly and they are very strong and hardy. You will get back your invested money within a short period of time.
  • Both demand and value of coriander are good in the market. You will be able to make good profits from this business.
  • Commercial coriander production is highly profitable. So, it can be a great employment source for the unemployed.
  • Coriander is very nutritious and good for your health.
Site Selection
Coriander plants can be grown in almost all types of soil. But plants grow well in well drained and loamy soil. Ideal pH range of the soil should be between 8 and 10.
Variety
There are many local and hybrid varieties of coriander available to choose from. You can choose any variety depending upon it’s growing ability and availability in your specific area.
Planting
Optimum time for sowing coriander seeds for vegetable purposes is the first week of October. When you want to grow coriander seeds for seeds purposes, complete your sowing in the last week of October yo the first week of November. Keep 30cm spacing between row to row and 15cm spacing between plant to plant. Sowing depth should not more than 3cm.
Harvesting
You can start harvesting coriander when the crop attain 20 – 25cm height. 3- 4 cuttings can be taken. If you grow coriander for seed purposes, then it will be ready for harvesting in April month.

                              

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