Let’s Have Some Fun.. Let’s start Farming :)

DIY Project 1: Growing Coriander/Parsley/Celery

If you have never grown anything at home… Coriander is the best to start with! The advantage of coriander is that they germinate easily and quickly and are ready in 20-30 days. Quick results and low (rather no) maintenance make it the best one to start with!!

So let’s start

You need a small pot, soil, Coriander seeds and some water!! That’s it!!

Fill the pot with mud

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Coriander Seeds..!! πŸ™‚

Add little water to make the soil moist

Now spread the coriander seeds on the soil. Please don’t press or dig them into the soil.. Sowing methods are different for different seeds.. The easiest one is to scatter/spread them on the soil.

Now sprinkle some water on the seeds

Keep sprinkling water 2-3 times a day for next one week. Also (if possible) do not place the pot in direct sunlight.

The seeds take around 4-7 days to germinate.

After one week of sowing it is enough if you water them just once in a day.

In another 20 days your coriander is ready πŸ™‚

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I love this image! Can you notice the bigger leaves in them? They are spinach. Oh You got it right.. Its the naughty sparrow’s Job !!

P.S : Please don’t use the seeds available with the grocer which are used in cooking. They’ll germinate but will not give you the desired outcome..!!

29 thoughts on “Let’s Have Some Fun.. Let’s start Farming :)

  1. We tried this at home πŸ™‚ and methi too. I love the fresh smell of home-grown coriander leaves.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
    Which coriander seeds it you use, Reema? You have mentioned not to use the ones available at the Grocers.

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    1. Hi Sudhir… Just see to it that you use packed seeds (not the one available at the grocery shop) And put lot of seeds.. If you just put 3-4 seeds here and there .. they get damaged very easily because of wind or water.. Let them form a bunch/cluster !! πŸ™‚

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  2. Hello Reema, perfect timing for see your post. I have plans of growing herbs for my kitchen, and I see this post :). It is very hot outside here, was just waiting for the UAE summer to end to start my kitchen garden. Thanks for this post, I will keep visiting for more tips from you. I need to go searching for the seeds to nearby Nurseries now :).

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    1. Ohh wow…!!! I am so glad you liked my post (and the timing πŸ˜‰ … And you know what.. My Sis stays in abu dhabi and I was searching nurseries/ seed shops around UAE for her.. found a few.. Want me to send you some links??

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