Nothing brightens up Mexican cuisine like the fresh green leaves of cilantro (Coriandrum sativum). Native to the Mediterranean, this popular cullinary herb grows up to 3 feet tall and will self-sow readily. Slower to bolt (go to flower) than other varieties. (Annual) Learn How to Grow Cilantro here.
Each packet contains approximately 250 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Easy to grow in pots or prepared beds with loose, well-draining soil. Sow 1/4 inch deep when spring temperatures warm and all danger of frost has passed — keep moist! In warmer zones, fall plantings may last through spring. Thin seedlings to 8-12 inches apart in all directions.
Pinch fresh leaves and stems as needed when plants are thriving. For best flavor, harvest in the early morning when aromatic oils are at their flavorful best. Do NOT cut off more than 1/3 of the leaves at one time. Use fresh — leaves store poorly.