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Cilantro

Cilantro

  • Features: An annual or biennial herb. Stemmy, aromatic and flavourful leaves. The seeds are called coriander and have a citrus flavour.
  • Light: Plant in full sun.
  • Soil and water: Prefers fertile, well drained but still moist. Keep soil evenly moist.
  • Spacing: Space 30-45cm (12-18") apart.
  • Height: Grows 60cm (24") in height.
  • Growing tips: Avoid planting in summer as intense heat causes plant to bolt to seed quickly. Extremely cold hardy.
  • Garden use: Containers, herb and flower beds.
  • Culinary use: Used in sauces, salsa, marinades, Latin-American and Asian cuisine. Use fresh, dried leaves tend to loose their flavour.
Optimum harvest time is after 8 weeks. Cut outer leaves first, allowing smaller ones to grow and mature. Trim off flower heads to promote growth.

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