Cilantro (Coriander, ... HCI-8060
Major flavor in Mexican and Chinese food.
Add fresh taste and zest to salsa, salads, beans, egg rolls and other dishes.
Seeds (known as coriander) are used as flavoring in cakes, catsup, sausage, stews, pickles, curry and Moroccan dishes.One of the best beneficial insect attractors, very useful scattered throughout the garden and allowed to flower. (Many good bugs are very tiny and love the small, flat, flower clusters.) Plant in warm garden soil.
BOTANICAL NAME: Coriandrum sativum
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS:Sow seed directly into the garden 5" apart around your last frost date and successively after. Does not transplant well. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Coriander prefers dry conditions. Likes good soil but doesn't compete well-cultivate often. Does very well in pots. Sow in succession every couple of weeks to have a continuous supply. Let some go to flower and seed-the flowers are one of the best attractors of pest-eating insects.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFORMATION: Annual/Height 12-18"/Spacing 5"
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