Harvest coriander seeds?

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Harvest coriander seeds?

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Any tips on the best way to do it? And when?

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Re: Harvest coriander seeds?

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Wait until they are brown then best bet is to hold a receptacle underneath the plants like a bucket or big bowl then just rub the seeds off into it, then you can pick out any chaff and put into paper bags later on.
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Yes do it as soon as they turn from green to brown otherwise you might find them all on the floor

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Re: Harvest coriander seeds?

Post: # 239076Post Millymollymandy »

.... which does at least save you sowing them again! Most of mine are just self seeded so I'm never without any. :iconbiggrin:
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Yes I'm trying that this year, as I have little success with the stuff I sow, all it wants to do is bolt.

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Re: Harvest coriander seeds?

Post: # 239082Post Millymollymandy »

Mine bolts too, but as every time I hoe more plants pop up there's always one somewhere to pick some leaves from. I do sow rows of it too as well. It's better suited as a spring or autumn/winter plant really though.
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