Hydro-Herb Kit: Coriander
A clever, recycled and sustainable kit that includes everything you need to grow your favourite herbs from seed. Just follow the instructions and within 7 to 10 days you'll notice the seeds begin to germinate.
Used widely in Asian, Oriental and Middle Eastern dishes, fresh coriander is becoming increasingly popular in Britain. The leaves and roots have a strong and pungent flavour and an earthy taste. Coriander loses its flavour very quickly once cooked, so add it just before serving to maintain the maximum taste.
Each kit contains all the parts you need to grow the herb from seed, just follow the instructions and within 7 to 10 days you'll notice the seeds begin to germinate. Remember these plants need light to grow, more light equals more rapid growth (you could also try giving them a few extra drops of nutrient solution to really give them some 'pep'). Within 7- 8 weeks, given enough light, you should find they are ready for you to pick some leaves off and use them in your cooking. Continue like this and the plants should give you months of steady growth. Each kit contains enough organic hydroponic fluid for you to be able to grow your herbs for approximately two years.
All of the parts in the kit are either recycled and recyclable or entirely biodegradable:
- Reused wine bottle
- Recycled capillary matting
- Recycled plastic bottle that can itself be recycled
- Jiffy pellets made of coir (ground coconut husk)
- Cork lid/place mat comes from renewable sources in Europe
- Terracotta pebbles and natural rubber band are biodegradable
|Values and causes
|Eco Friendly, Recycled, Made in the UK