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Cilantro / Coriander

cilantro-coriander

Plant after last your frost date. Fill the 13 inch round container with one inch of soil below the rim. Make 4 rows 2 ½ inches apart. Make your rows no more than ½ inch deep. Place seeds about 1 inch apart in each row. Cover the seeds with soil. Once seedlings are two inches tall, thin seedlings to 2 to 3 inches apart.

Cilantro plants grow and go to seed very quickly so be sure to harvest early. To harvest simply snip or handpick the leaves on the lower portion of the plant as needed letting the rest of the plant grow.

Cilantro is great in salsas, salads and as a seasoning in soups.

The foliage is called Cilantro. When it flowers and goes to seed you can gather the seeds and dry them. The seeds are a spice called Coriander.

Matures in 50 days for Cilantro