Cilantro Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Apiaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Season Typical
Typical Zones Grown In:
3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,2,11
Growing Difficulty:
Easy

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
April,May,June
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
5-10 days
Soil Temperature (C):
15
Depth:
2cm (1″) deep
Spacing (cm):
5cm (2")
Row Spacing (cm):
5cm (2")
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
45 to 70 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October
How to Harvest:
When it comes to cilantro, harvesting is relatively easy. All that is required is cutting cilantro plants about one-third of the way down. The top one-third is what you will use to cook with and the bottom two-thirds will grow new leaves.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Whole plant
Potential Health Benefits:
Brain Health,Anxiety,Blood Sugar Control,Foodborne Disease

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Anise,Potato,Beans,Dill,Kale,Lettuce,Mustard,Basil,Pea
What Plants to Avoid:
Tomato,Pepper,Eggplant
Common Pests:
Aphids, Leafhoppers
Common Disease:
Leaf spot, Mildew
Bonus Grow Tips:
Grow cilantro indoors for year round production if you have adequate lighting. If you have a grow tent you can create a year-round herb supply quite easily.

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