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Old 08-12-2015, 01:52 AM   #11
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We built a garden window in the kitchen and use the fresh herbs from there. These are cheap and really easy to build.
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Old 08-12-2015, 10:40 AM   #12
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I have a pretty big herb garden in the backyard but that doesn't help when cilantro bolts so quickly.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:00 PM   #13
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Another reason to 'grow you own herbs'. They are easy to grow and you know exactly where they came from. Now, the seeds on the other hand, be sure you read where they come from. I have a pot of basil and parsley right outside my back door. Love going out there and snipping what I want. Never goes to waste. The trick with herbs, they don't like to be over watered. Took me a while to get that down.
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Old 08-14-2015, 05:47 PM   #14
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Another reason to 'grow you own herbs'. They are easy to grow and you know exactly where they came from. Now, the seeds on the other hand, be sure you read where they come from. I have a pot of basil and parsley right outside my back door. Love going out there and snipping what I want. Never goes to waste. The trick with herbs, they don't like to be over watered. Took me a while to get that down.
Have you tried to grow cilantro? When the weather gets hot, it bolts to seed very quickly. Cutting it back doesn't work as well to promote new growth as cutting back basil.

I'm going to try planting some this fall and see how it goes.
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Old 08-14-2015, 06:14 PM   #15
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I've failed miserably growing cilantro as it bolts so quickly.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:06 PM   #16
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Several years ago after a cilantro growing fail, I asked my yard maintenance guy when would be a good time to grow cilantro - I think he said to plant the first part of December here in zone 9. I'll ask him again when he's here on Monday. I know he said it's a cool weather herb.

I'm determined to try it again this year.
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:09 PM   #17
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Heh. If I planted cilantro here in December, it would be covered in two feet of snow! But it wouldn't bolt. Or grow either!
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Old 08-14-2015, 07:17 PM   #18
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Heh. If I planted cilantro here in December, it would be covered in two feet of snow! But it wouldn't bolt. Or grow either!
I can imagine, there in Iowa! I don't think we even got below freezing last year - not surprising, the climate has been warming here over the past several years. I'll be container growing it though, so I can move it up against the house IF we do get a frost.
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Old 08-14-2015, 08:01 PM   #19
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Well up until the cilantro recall we were getting it from the Mexican market at a quarter a bunch, so it just didn't make sense to grow it. Knowing what I know now, the thought turns my stomach although we never got sick.

I've never heard of anyone being successful with growing their own.
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If it bolts, let it go to seed and harvest the coriander seeds.
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