Coriandre Cilantro Cilantro Koriander
Soil :Average, well drained soil amended with compost.
Position : Full sun to partial afternoon shade.
Frost tolerant : Seedlings tolerate light frost with protection. Established plants may survive winter in mild climates.
Helps: Anise cabbage, spinach, lettuce, tomato
Helped by: beans, peas
Attracts: tachinid fly, hoverflies
Repels: aphids, spider mites, white flies and potato beetle
Sow and Plant :Start seeds indoors in individual containers, or sow seeds outdoors half an inch deep and 2 inches apart. Gradually thin seedlings to proper spacing, and eat your thinnings. Older seedlings are difficult to transplant successfully.
Spacing :Single Plants: 7″ (20cm) each way; Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 9″ (25cm) row gap
Feeding : Drench with a liquid organic fertilizer when plants are 4 inches tall.
Harvesting :As soon as plants are 6 inches tall, pick individual leaves as you need them in the kitchen.
Time to harvest: days
Notes :Cilantro seeds are the spice known as coriander. Plants grown in spring often rush to produce flowers; fall-grown plants are often better producers.