I planted these coriander plants from seeds. Wow, just a little amount of seeds, goes a long way. I just love the smell of coriander. These two containers are placed just outside my kitchen window, right where my sink is, the spot where I usually stand doing the usual kitchen chores, cutting and cleaning, washing and 'admiring' my plants from that window. And the best thing is, sometimes I can catch the most wonderful lingering scent from there. That scent would be from my coriander plants! I would usually just cut a few stems of leaf when I'm having steam fish for dinner, or would use it as garnishing, especially for chicken porridge, it makes a whole lot of difference to a dish. The fragrance of this wonderful herb plant is one of a kind!
Have you ever seen or notice how a flower of a coriander plant looks like? They are really small, white and dainty, really pretty. The three pictures above was taken about seven months back, my second batch of corianders. These are even more fragrant that my current ones now. I have forgotten which brand and types of seeds that I bought when I planted this batch. The leaves from this batch is smaller in size. Of the three batches that I have planted, these are most fragrant of all. It is so fragrant that on windy days, my kitchen will have the most pleasant scent!
Whenever my sisters or friends came to visit, there would be "ooh, the flowers are so pretty!, so this is how a coriander flower look like, I didn't even know they have flowers!" So neither do I! I did not expect flowers from my coriander plants!
When the flowers are all dried up, I can see small little seeds of coriander! They are really small. These coriander plants will always have a spot (well, two spots..) in my potted garden. The two containers by my kitchen window will always be filled with this wonderful plant.