Cilantro Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Umbelliferae (Carrot and root family) ●
Average, well drained soil amended with compost.
Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
Seedlings tolerate light frost with protection. Established plants may survive winter in mild climates.
Drench with a liquid organic fertilizer when plants are 4 inches tall.
Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 5" (15cm) with 9" (25cm) row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Start seeds indoors in individual containers, or sow seeds outdoors half an inch deep and 2 inches apart. Gradually thin seedlings to proper spacing, and eat your thinnings. Older seedlings are difficult to transplant successfully.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Cilantro seeds are the spice known as coriander.
As soon as plants are 6 inches tall, pick individual leaves as you need them in the kitchen.
Plants grown in spring often rush to produce flowers; fall-grown plants are often better producers.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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Pests which Affect Cilantro