Organic Coriander (Cilantro) Herb Aromatic Seeds for Planting and Cooking B100

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Perhaps the most versatile of all the culinary herbs, Coriander (Cilantro) can be used to add fresh and delicious flavor to almost anything - from soups, salsas, and salads to meat and fish! Coriander (Cilantro) is very easy to grow from seed. An annual, Coriander (Cilantro) is best planted outdoors and will sometimes self-sow under favorable growing conditions.

Coriandrum sativum prefers medium moisture soil and full to partial shade. Although it grows well in a variety of different climates, it does especially well in areas which are dry and cool. A member of the Apiaceae family, the leaves and stems are collected and used fresh or dry in culinary creations. Mature coriander seeds can be dried for culinary use or to seed the next growing season.

Cilantro grows one to two feet tall. It sprouts dark green, fern-like leaves from thin center stalks. It tends to bolt quickly, so maintenance is required to get the highest possible yield per plant. Removing flower stems as they appear will promote leaf growth.

Starts do not transfer well, so it is suggested that seeds be sown directly to prepared pots or beds outside. Seeds should be sowed after danger of frost has passed and will normally take seven to ten days to germinate. Cilantro will grow and go to seed very quickly, so it is often better to sow more seeds once a plant has bolted.

cOUNT: ~100
Name: Cilantro/Coriander Seeds
Botanical Name: Coriandrum sativum
Life Cycle: Annual
Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Planting Season: Spring
Features: Heirloom, Culinary, Indoor, Outdoor, Container Garden, Easy to Grow & Maintain
Days to Maturity: 60-90 Days
Plant Spacing: 6-8 inches
Planting Depth: 1/4 inch
Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow
Cold Stratification: No
Seeds per Packet: 3 g
Ships: Year Round

How to Grow Cilantro
Direct Sow Cilantro seeds in the early Spring, as soon as the threat of frost has passed, but the soil remains cool. In warmer climates, Cilantro can also be sown in the Fall through Spring. Seeds can be sown at intervals of 2-3 weeks, so you can have a continual harvest of fresh leaves.

Ideal growing conditions are cool, but sunny, as soil temperatures that reach 75°F will cause Cilantro to bolt. Cilantro does best when it gets morning or afternoon sun exposure, but receives shade during the hottest parts of the day. Choose soil that is light, and well-draining.

Cilantro seeds are actually a hard husk that contains two seeds inside. You'll need to crush the husks containing the seeds, and then soak your seeds for 24-48 hours, then remove from the water and allow to dry in order to increase their chances at germination. Direct sow your seeds in rows, and cover with 1/4 inch of soil. Rows should have a spacing of about 12 inches. Once seedlings grow to 2 inches tall, thin out plants to a spacing of 3-4 inches apart. Seeds will germinate in approximately 7-10 days.

Leaves can be cut at any time, but it's recommended to cut the newer, fresher leaves toward the top than to harvest the older, more mature leaves closer to the bottom for the freshest taste. Unlike most herbs, Cilantro is meant to be consumed fresh, and not to be dried for storage or later use.

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