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Coriander is a double duty herb. Its seeds are known as coriander and its leaves are known as Cilantro. This herb has a very distinct taste that is best described as a fresh-green spice, and it is a perfect addition for indoor and kitchen gardens
Cilantro can be grown in the garden, but many people prefer it in pots. This extends the life of the plant because it can continue to grow if it's brought inside for the winter. It is an easy herb to grow indoors as well as outside, and starting it from seeds is a breeze.
Coriander likes well-drained, rich soil. It will bolt and turn bitter if grown at temperatures higher than 75 F, so plant it after the frost has passed, but enjoy it until the full heat of summer hits. At this point, maybe bring one of the plants inside to keep it cool and produce cilantro.
Cilantro resembles flat parsley in its appearance and is sometimes called Chinese parsley. With its refreshing, cooling taste, it is easy to see why cilantro is used with the spicy dishes so common to Latin cuisine.
For cilantro, harvest the leaves with sharp scissors, leaving about a third of the leaves on the plant so it doesn't die off. If you want coriander, let a few of the stems go to seed, and then cut the entire flower.
It is a good idea to have two separate plantings. This allows you to harvest the tender leaves and stems for cilantro while letting one patch go to seed for coriander and replanting.
There are four key facts to know about every plant in your garden. Most importantly, for coriander, note that this plant is an annual, so be sure to save some of those seeds for planting.
This is a plant that can be in either sun or shade, so it's very easy to place in the garden. However, the placement is going to depend on the climate. If you have very hot summers, keep the plants in the shade so they don't go to seed too quickly. Full sun is perfect for mild summers or until the temperatures begin to rise.
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Dr. John Richards established Richards Tree Farm in Middle Smithfield, PA as an evergreen farm. Building on those roots, his Great Grandson, Seth Hastings Richards, has grown the farm into a full service Garden Center and Landscape installation business for the past 25 years. The farm specializes in Organic Gardening, Edible, Native, and Unique plants.