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Botanical Name
Coriandrum sativum
24 inches
Summer: white
Full sun
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Cilantro seeds germinate in soil temperatures of 55 F to 68 F
  • Sow seeds in a sunny and (if possible) cooler location in the garden. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep, 10 to 15 seeds per foot of row. Space rows 18 to 24 inches apart.
  • Thin seedlings to 8 inches
  • Successively sow seeds every 2 to 3 weeks from early spring up until early summer for a continual harvest of foliage
  • Because hot summer temperatures accelerate bolting (flower and seed development), resume sowing again in early autumn once temperatures have cooled
  • Cilantro can also be planted in the garden as transplants. Space plants 8 to 12 inches apart.
  • Mulch around the plants to suppress weeds, retain moisture and keep soil temperatures cooler
  • Pinch back young plants and remove any flower stems to encourage fuller growth and to delay bolting
None serious
  • Slow Bolting & Leisure - slow to bolt, use when you are looking to harvest the leaves.

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