Here are a few Tips for Growing Cilantro!
- First you need to realize it is a cool weather crop. When the heat of summer comes along your cilantro doesn't have much time left! It will begin to bolt (which just means it starts to flower) and the flavor of the leaves changes, and not for the better, more bitter. Plants grown in part shade will take a little longer to bolt. My advice would be to plant a couple in part shade and a couple in full sun.
The white flowers of bolted cilantro.
- Cilantro doesn't need any fancy soil to grow. It grows fine anywhere the seeds land in my garden. I have more cilantro growing in my lawn right now than I do in the garden! Lighter soil may grow a better plant than heavy clay but cilantro isn't too picky.
Cilantro seedlings growing in the fall.
- There really is no need to fertilize cilantro, it will do just fine on its own.
- Cilantro seeds are called coriander and you can harvest them for that spice also!
Are you a cilantro liker or disliker?