Coriander / Cilantro

Coriander / Cilantro

Coriander / Cilantro: to harvest both a herb and spice.

Fun fact - did you know that coriander and cilantro are from the same plant? Coriander is from the seeds produced from the coriander blossom whilst cilantro are the stems and leaves. Neat!

Planting Guide: Sow 1/4 inch deep into well-drained soil about 8" apart in rows about 12" apart after the danger of frost has dissipated. It can also be sown in early summer for fall harvest. This plant is not ideal for transplanting. Water regularly - about 1"/week. Partial sun.

Harvest: Cilantro is ready once the plant is about 6 inches tall - remove upper stems for steady reproduction. For coriander, you must allow the plant to flower and turn brown. Remove at the base. Hang the plant upside down in a paper bag in a cool, dry place and allow the seeds to fall off in about 2-3 weeks.

Friendly Neighbours are often other spices like basil and mint.