Top Questions About Cilantro Plants

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Questions About Cilantro Plants

Asked by
willbarn on
January 19, 2011

Q. Preserving Harvest Cilantro and Other Herbs

Is there a way that I can keep herbs fresh in the fridge until I can use them?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 19, 2011
Certified Expert
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You may want to consider freezing them. It is an excellent way to keep herbs fresh until you're ready to use them. This article will help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/hgen/freezing-herbs.htm

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Asked by
Hadidje on
March 2, 2011

Q. Right soil…

I want to grow cilantro at home. I have patios that seem to be great for that.
I was in the store yesterday and there are at least 4 types of soil to choose from.
Which is the right one?
Thanks so much for your help.

Answered by
Heather on
March 2, 2011
Certified Expert
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There is no real easy answer to that, and you are right that there are many soil choices.

At a basic level you want a potting soil. This will have lots of organic material in it and will not compact when in the container.

Beyond this are more personal choices. There are potting soils with chemical fertilizers already in them (which are normally just labeled as potting soil). There are organic potting soils, that have composted manure and compost added to them for the nutrients. There is seed starting potting soil, that has little to no nutrients in it so as not to burn the roots of small seedlings. Seed starting potting soil is not what you need here, so you can either choose a regular potting soil or an organic potting soil.

There will be other specialty potting soils too, like ones for orchids or african violets, but they will be clearly marked and should not be an issue.

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Answered by
Hadidje on
March 2, 2011
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Thank you, Heather!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 22, 2011

Q. Rooting Cilantro

I know you can put basil (stems) in water and it will produce roots. Any chance Cilantro would do the same?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 23, 2011
Certified Expert
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Unfortunately, you are not able to do that with cilantro.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 2, 2011

Q. Growing Tips on Cilantro

It says on your site to pinch the cilantro at the growing tips. Would that be by the leaf or the stalk at the base?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 2, 2011
Certified Expert
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You want to pinch the ends, where the leaves are.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 5, 2011

Q. Growing Cilantro

I have cilantro growing from seed in my kitchen window and about a week ago it started turning yellow. What do I need to do?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 6, 2011
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It needs nitrogen or water. Give it some fertilizer and make sure it is getting enough water.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 27, 2011

Q. When Can I Start Harvesting Cilantro

When is it ok to start harvesting the cilantro? How tall should it get before I harvest them? Or how long after I planted the seeds should I wait to harvest them?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 28, 2011
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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 8, 2011

Q. How Do I Harvest Cilantro?

Do I pull up whole sections or cut stems? I’ve never grown it before.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 8, 2011
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