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Cilantro is a cool-season plant that grows quickly. Leaves have a citrusy bite and the entire plant is edible. Cilantro is great to add to salsa recipes!
Cilantro seeds can be planted outdoors.
Sow seeds after the last frost date.
Plant seeds 1/4" deep and then thin them to 6" apart. Water and trim often to delay blooming. Seeds should come up in 7-14 days.
Cilantro and Coriander are different parts of the same plant. The leaves are referred to as cilantro and are the vegetative stage of the plant. The seeds are called coriander and are usually ground up and used as a spice.
Plant in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Water seeds frequently and keep them moist until they germinate. As the plants become established they do well in slightly drier conditions.
Each packet contains 50 Cilantro/Coriander seeds. Coriandrum sativum. Annual. Open-pollinated, heirloom, non-GMO. Harvest in 55 days. $3.00
This packet plants a 20' row.
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Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a herbal plant readily used in cooking and alternative medicine. Nutritionally, the herb is considered to be a good source of lipids and contains linalool, an essential oil. Furthermore, the herb has been used traditionally for its anti-epileptic, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Research has found that cooking with cilantro can prevent the development of heterocyclic amines (HCAs) that arise when meat is cooked at high temperatures. High consumption of HCAs has been linked to an increased risk of cancer.
Cilantro has become one of the most popular herbs in the past 20 years. With its popularity falling close behind basil. In my experience, either you love cilantro or you hate it, there is no in-between, but those who love it, they really love it.
I plant these cilantro seeds directly outside in the fall and early spring as it seems to do better in the colder months. I get the biggest harvest in the late spring early summer before it gets too hot, but then it goes to seed and I let it as bees seem to love the flowers and they smell nicely too. Then they turn into seeds which I can resow. I try to sow cilantro seeds in every pot, they seem to be most happy in pots in the cool spring months for me. I plant them in the ground, too, but I have the most success with cilantro in large pots and containers.
I plant these seeds often to keep a steady supply of cilantro growing, it gives such a great flavor to everything from salsas to stir fries or tacos.
I've been growing your tomatoes and hot peppers for years as I love making salsa and pico de gallo. Now that you have cilantro and green onions, my salsa garden is complete! I just ordered several of your Black Prince, Berkeley Tie Dye, and Mortgage Lifter tomatoes, Jalapenos including your new purple jalapeno, and Aji peppers along with your cilantro seeds, and green onions. I can't wait to be enjoying some fresh spicy salsa again this summer!
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