Popular in Mexican cuisine, Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum) is a must for salsa and chili recipes — delicious and flavorful. (40-60 days)
Cilantro prefers cool conditions and is not adapted to hot summer cultivation. Direct-sow where plants are to be grown, covering the seed up to 1/2 inch deep. Space plants 8 to12 inches apart; do not crowd. Likes full sun in cool weather, partial shade in warm weather.
Succession plant for continued harvest, sowing every two to three weeks from earliest spring until hot weather, and resuming with cooler temperatures. Harvest leaves as needed until plant sets seed; thereafter, allow the seed to mature; harvest and dry for coriander.