How to grow and harvest cilantro

How To :
  • Step 1 : Select a bowl-shaped container at least 18 inches wide and 8 to 10 inches deep.
  • Step 2 : Fill the pot with a fast-draining potting soil; mix in an organic granular fertilizer.
  • Step 3 : 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.
  • Step 4 : Gently mist the soil  so as not to displace the seeds.
  • Step 5 : Place containers in full sun or, if you live in a hot climate, light shade. Seeds should germinate in 7 to 10 days.
  • Step 6 : 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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