Cilantro Stat Summary
Plant Spacing: 4-8" (101-203 mm)
Row Spacing: 6-12" (152-304 mm)
Planting Depth: 1/2" (12 mm)
Plants Per Person: 3
Soil Temperature: 45-75°F (7-24°C)
Days to Emergence: 7-10
Recommended Soil PH:
Earliest Outdoor Planting: After Last Frost
Can direct seed outdoors
Can seed indoors
Give cilantro a sunny or partly shaded spot in soil amended with organic matter and drains well. Most gardeners sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart directly where they will grow; transplanting is difficult. If you start seeds indoors, use individual containers so the roots will not be disturbed when transplanted to the garden. For an ongoing supply of leaves, sow succession crops every 3 weeks until late summer.
Keep Coriander evenly moist throughout the growing season. Do not let plants dry out. Mulch to retain moisture and suppress weeds.
Harvesting and Storing Cilantro
Harvest the entire cilantro plant when they are only about 6 inches high and the leaves are tender. Cilantro is best used fresh or can be preserved by blending with a small amount of olive oil. Freeze the olive oil cilantro mix in ice cube trays; when hard, store in plastic bags or closed containers in the freezer.
Cilantro Insect and Disease Information
Cilantro is rarely affected by pests.
Cilantro Yield Information
Cilantro is actually the green leaves from seeds known as coriander.
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