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Green coriander seeds

If you dont grow coriander then you have probably never had the opportunity to the wonderful green coriander seeds that follow the flowers

Once picked they only have couple of days before they will start to dry out, change colour and flavour and in my experience  the only place you can find green coriander seed is in a garden.

Coriander is one of the herbs that no matter how well you grow it does quite easily bolt and go to seed.Now while dried coriander seeds are fabulous to have in the kitchen and easy to save from your coriander plants the green seeds taste quite different and are like small flavour bombs

Green Coriander’s seeds flavor is truly unique and different from the leaves, its citrusy with a slightly nutty note  and works  well with roasted or grilled vegetables or added to beans, lentils, rice dishes

The seeds are best harvested when they are young and bright green

For cooking green, harvest the seed heads as you need them and pull off the seeds, use whole or bashed to release their flavour in dishes

so the next time your coriander bolts dont be to quick to rip it out and pop it on the compost heap as it hasn’t finished giving you fantastic flavour for your kitchen



How to grow Vietnamese Coriander–Persicaria odorata

Vietnamese Coriander also called Vietnamese Cilantro,Cambodian mint , Rau Ram,phak phai, is one of those mysterious and exotic herbs used extensively in  Southeast Asian cooking. Vietnamese Coriander is a  frost tender  perennial but will grow fantastically in a large pot and used fresh adds a great lemon zing to your cooking or salads

The Vietnamese coriander is a perennial plant  that grows best in tropical and subtropical zones in warm and damp conditions. In advantageous conditions, it can grow up to 15 to 45 cm.

How to grow and care for  Kaffir Lime



Herbs are some of the best things to grow for the kitchen and even it you only have a small patio or a few pots you can add lots of fresh flavor from a small space with this versatile group of plants.They don’t all need free draining soil and lots of heat to grow to there best and as we are all about taste growing your own herbs means you can include them in quantity’s to really transform some dishes.


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How to grow Chervil

In this video I talk about one of the essential herbs of the French kitchen garden but for some reason one that seems to be forgotten elsewhere. One of the great things about Chervil is that it prefers light shade so doesn’t  fight for space with the better-known Mediterranean herbs