Pest management: Cilantro and Parsley Pest Management Guidelines
Cilantro generally refers to the leafy greens of the plant, whereas coriander generally refers to the dried seeds.
When to plant: Sow seeds directly from March to May and August to October.
- Harvest plants frequently to encourage fresh, tender growth.
- Collect the seeds when they turn brown and dry them to use as a spice.
- To grow cilantro for the leafy part of the plant, choose varieties for being slow to bolt (go to seed).
- For a continuous supply of fresh leaves, successively sow a new patch every 2-3 weeks.
- For coriander seeds, allow the plants to flower and go to seed, then save the dried seed.
- On growing coriander (cilantro) by Sonoma Master Gardeners