An easy to grow and great flavor cilantro! Known as slow bolt cilantro (bolting means that the plant starts to produce seed, rather than growing more leaves), this pungent member of the carrot family is a favored ingredient for Asian and Latin American cuisine, including salsa and other Mexican dishes.
Likewise, people ask, how tall should cilantro be before harvesting?
Cilantro needs full sun or light shade in southern zones since it bolts quickly in hot weather. It grows best in a well-drained, moist soil. Cilantro plants should be spaced about 6 to 8 inches apart. To harvest fresh cilantro all season, make successive sowings every 2 to 3 weeks starting in late spring.
Are the flowers of cilantro edible?
The petals of both types are edible and faintly tangy. Cilantro – This leafy herb (Coriandrum sativum) is also known as Coriander. In fact, the whole above ground plant is edible, but it's best to grow clover as tender sprouts or to use the flower tubes in moderation as a salad garnish.
Why is my basil plant flowering?
Pinching off these flowers helps keep the plant growing. In fact, while pinching off the flower buds will help, it's even better to whack off half the plant and make pesto. Give it a week or two and you'll find an even more robust basil plant grown back.