How to Grow Cilantro With Fish Emulsion


Cilantro is the leafy portion of the coriander plant. It is similar in many ways to parsley. Cilantro is used in many dishes in the American West and Southwest, Mexico, and Central and South America. In addition, it is common in many Chinese and Thai dishes. Growing cilantro is not difficult. Using fish emulsion is a good way to grow organic cilantro in your home garden.

Step 1

Turn your soil 12 to 18 inches deep with a shovel. Break up clumps with the shovel and hoe until the soil is smooth with no lumps larger than 1/8 to 1/4 inch.

Step 2

Plant your cilantro seeds about 1/8 inch deep and add about 1/2 inch of loose mulch over the top of the planting. The mulch will help keep the water from washing away the topsoil or cilantro seeds.

Step 3

Dilute your fish emulsion in a watering can as directed by the emulsion's manufacturer.

Step 4

Water your planting with the fish emulsion. Keep your freshly seeded cilantro moist until it sprouts and fertilize with fish emulsion on the schedule suggested by the manufacturer.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Hoe
  • Mulch
  • Watering can
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Although he grew up in Latin America, Mr. Ma is a writer based in Denver. He has been writing since 1987 and has written for NPR, AP, Boeing, Ford New Holland, Microsoft, RAHCO International, Umax Data Systems and other manufacturers in Taiwan. He studied creative writing at Mankato State University in Minnesota. He speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese, English and reads Spanish.