Why do my herbs go to flower eg dill coriander and parsley

They are healthy but not sure if this is part of herbs development


23 February 2021 10:49 AM

Hi Heather,

Thank you for contacting Yates. 


There is a special horticultural term for that - Bolting. Environmental factors such as high temperature, drought or lack of nutrients can all cause the internal hormone change and trigger bolting which reduce the life cycle and leaf tastes. For some herbs, you can cut off any flower stock to help postpone bolting and encourage leafy growth. Also, try the following cultural methods to help to prevent herbs from bolting: 

- Pick the herb frequently; 
- Plant the plant in the right season; 
- Mulch the soil to maintain moisture in soil; 
- Feeding regularly weekly during the growing season. 


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Hope this helps and please do not hesitate to contact us again should you have any other query. 

Happy gardening.
Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Topics: Herbs Issues: Plants