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Growing Cilantro

Cilantro is one herb that is used across a variety of cuisines and dishes but, in your garden, requires a separate area to grow. Cilantro plants flower and then seed, and this additional space is needed for any seeds released to create more plants nearby. Ideally, cilantro should be planted in cooler parts of spring and fall, and the plant is capable of standing a light frost. Other suggestions for growing cilantro include:

  • Give the plant full sun in an area of well-drained soil. Cilantro grown in warmer areas can stand some light shade.
  • The pH of the soil should be around 6.6.
  • For a larger crop, plant groups of transplants every three to four weeks.
  • Harvest cilantro by cutting the stalk near the ground when the plant is six to 12 inches all. However, only cut about one-third at once, as any more could weaken the rest of the plant in the ground.


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