- Select a bowl-shaped container at least 18 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches deep.
- Fill the pot with a fast-draining potting soil; mix in an organic granular fertilizer.
- Before seeding, moisten the soil using a fine spray from the hose. Because the seeds are fairly small, mix them in a bowl with sand (3 parts sand to 1 part seed) so they'll disperse more evenly. Sow the seeds, then cover lightly with soil.
- Gently mist the soil so as not to displace the seeds.
- Place containers in full sun or, if you live in a hot climate, light shade. Seeds should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
- Harvest at least weekly to keep leaves coming. Using this method, it's possible to harvest four crops of cilantro from a single pot.
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