Cilantro is easy to grow and requires its own space in the garden where you can allow it to increase for as long as it needs. It thrives in the cool weather of spring and fall, creating a result of lacy leaves. When the weather warms up, the plants end up being long skinny flower stalks. These bear flower clusters of pink or white blossoms later produce coriander seeds.
You can also plant cilantro in a bed devoted to herbs where it can be reseeded without disturbance.
Cilantro has been used for many centuries in India, Mexico, Africa, Russia, Spain, China, and many countries of Asia, especially Thailand and the Middle East. It is thought to be native to the Middle East and North Africa. In addition, cilantro has many culinary uses.
Cilantro prefers well-drained, slightly acidic soil that contains more organic material than synthetic fertilizers. Working several inches deep of aged organic compost into the garden before planting is a good idea.
Cilantro leaves will be ready for harvest in about 3 to 4 weeks from the time you sow the seeds. Cilantro or coriander seeds can be harvested in about 45 days or when the plant is about 324 inches tall.