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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.
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