Growing Cilantro - Knowledgebase Question

Oakley, Ca
Question by jen_heinz611
August 20, 2009
What is the best way to grow Cilantro? We love using it in cooking, but can't seem to get the plant to flourish.


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Answer from NGA
August 20, 2009

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Cilantro is Coriander, an annual herb that grows in full sunshine and average garden soil. As an annual, it it will develop flowers and set seed, and then die. You can prolong the life of the plant by regularly cutting or harvesting the leaves. What I've discovered with cilantro is no matter what you do to prolong its life, it only survives for 6-8 weeks. In order to have a ready supply of the leaves, plant your seeds at 2-week intervals. This way you will always have fresh cilantro. Enjoy!

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