Thursday, June 18, 2015

Doing well in winter

Just an update on this recent post about growing coriander and chervil from supermarket sprouts. It's working!

Forgive me while I bang on yet again about this topic, but winter is the ideal time to grow both coriander and chervil. Plant them in autumn, they thrive all through winter, and will only start to fade once it warms up in spring.

Lovely chervil, with a mild aniseed flavour, called a "delicate"
herb by some, but I think the people who call it delicate add it
too early to dishes. It's a great herb to add right at the end of
cooking, or just before serving. 

Coriander in amongst some baby spring onion shoots (and
yes, some dreaded onion weed) with lettuce and New Guinea
impatiens to complete the scene. One of the tricks with
coriander in winter is to actually use it. We cut off leaves
with scissors, just like trimming hedges, and it grows back
thick and lush quite readily.
So there you go, fresh delicious herbs all through winter, one of the many nice things about gardening here in mild, temperate Sydney.


Shelli Bennett said...

I guess this would explain why my coriander seedlings in the glasshouse jump up overnight each time I give them a feed of liquid fertiliser.... :)

Lanie at Edible Urban Garden said...

Mine too Jamie - thanks to your suggestion! I found some at Woolies and the parsley, chervil and sorrel are looking great! So thanks!