Growing Coriander (Cilantro)
How to Grow:
Plant coriander in well-drained soil in full sun to encourage it to self-seed. Why? Cilantro moves through its life cycle very rapidly. Harvest the leaves, then let the plant bolt (start producing seeds).
Seeds will drop and new plants will sprout, from which new leaves can be harvested. Once the seeds from the plant have dropped, cut the plant to half its height. Or you can set out new plants every three to four weeks for a continual harvest.
What is the difference between coriander and cilantro?
Coriander is a highly fragrant herb that will grow up to 2 feet tall. Coriander seeds are known as coriander and is also called Chinese Parsley. Its leaves are known as cilantro. Both are used for culinary purposes.