Cilantro, or coriander seed

Sowing coriander, also often referred to as cilantro, is one of the oldest cultivated plants. Green fruits of cilantro contain a large amount of essential oil with a pleasant taste and aroma, and its leaves are a real storehouse of useful substances such as ascorbic acid, carotene, B vitamins... Coriander is widely used both in cooking as a spice and in so-called traditional medicine.

Coriander seed propagates by seed. This plant has a fairly high frost resistance, so its seeds can be started plant in the ground in early spring (and in the southern regions, for example, in the Caucasus, landing can be carried out in early autumn). At the same time, the seed is placed quite densely (the seeding rate is considered one and a half grams per square meter) but not too deep, the depth of their seeding should not exceed two to three centimeters. Cilantro is quite resistant to drought, however, young shoots, as well as plants during fruit setting, are very much in need of moisture, therefore they need to be watered regularly.

As a spice, both coriander fruits, formed after flowering, and plant greens can be used. Fragrant twigs and leaves of cilantro can cut off throughout the season... Harvesting the fruits of a plant has several subtleties. Cilantro fruits do not ripen at the same time and have a tendency to shedding, so they need to be removed as soon as about 30 percent of the fruits will ripen... In this case, the necessary parts of the plant are cut off, kept in a warm, protected from moisture place for about a week and only then threshed.

Watch the video: Cilantro vs Coriander: Whats the Diffference? from Plants-Rule (June 2021).