tarragon and cilantro - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
May 17, 2010
Have problems growing tarragon and cilantro. Have any suggestions

Answer from NGA
May 17, 2010


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. Tarragon likes well draining soils and will fail to grow if you keep it too moist. You might try potting up your tarragon in a cactus mix potting soil to help keep it on the dry side. Place it in a sunny spot and it should grow well for you. Best wishes with your herbs.

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