Cilantro, an annual which is similar in appearance to flat-leaf Italian parley, does not handle the hot Florida summers well. Plant seedlings or direct-sow seeds in fall for late fall, winter and spring harvesting of leaves. Seeds may also be started indoors in July for transplanting outdoors in fall.
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Elizabeth McNelis has been writing gardening, cooking, parenting, and homeschooling articles from her St. Petersburg urban homestead since 2006. Her work has appeared in “The Perspective,” a homeschooling newsletter distributed in Pinellas County, Fla., and on her blog entitled “Whatever!” McNelis holds a bachelor's degree in professional and technical writing from the University of South Florida.