HERBS: Treat yourself to fresh herbs right from your garden! The difference when home grown is impressive! All are excellent for adding distinctive flavor to meat, and fish dishes, gravies, soups, salads and vegetables. They are fun to grow and make an attractive garden addition!
Cilantro (Coriander Seed)
2-3 ft. Hardy Annual/Reseeding
Grown by many cultures for centuries, this plant grows quickly. Pull off a few leaves to use fresh whenever desired. Fresh leaves are used in salsa and the dried seed (coriander) is an essential ingredient in East Indian cooking. Direct seed in spring when soil is warming. Likes cool weather. Do successive plantings 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous supply. Harvesting tips. Pinch off seed heads to keep productive. Fresh leaves, called cilantro, can be harvested at any time, but have more flavor before plant flowers. The spice, coriander, is the mature seed.
Planting Depth: 1/4"-1/2"
Soil Temp. for Germ.: 60-70 degrees F
Days to Germ.: 10-14
Plant Spacing: 4-6"
Days to Maturity: 70