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Subject:  Re: How To Grow Cilantro Date:  6/15/2021  5:53 AM
Author:  voelkels Number:  56709 of 56722

Cilantro is hard to grow in summer as it bolts quickly in the heat, and once it bolts, the leaves don't taste as good IMO. I find it easier to keep alive indoors in summer.

FWIW, down here in the “Gulf South”, cilantro along with dill, parsley and green onions are one of our “winter herbs”. Ours has bolted and set seeds. The parsley and dill is in bloom and I’m harvesting the bunching onion bulbs and garlic this week. I’ll use some of the almost dry seeds in my pickling mix for my “cold water” dill pickles.

Up north at the Jersey shore, parsley was a bi-annual along with chives. Dill was a cool weather herb, which would bolt in the late spring just about the time that the cucumbers were starting to produce, just like down here. That proves to me that God is an engineer not a gardener.

C.J.V. - retired enjineer & active gardener, me
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