Growing Cilantro

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Cilantro is an herb used in making salsa, dips, enchiladas, and other Mexican food dishes. Learn how to grow cilantro in your own herb garden in this free video. View Video Transcript

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Stan DeFreitas

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Hi, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb". Cilantro is a plant that’s become more popular in the last few years, it's an herb that you can use in many different ways. I use to think of it of course as sometimes as a plant you'd have just little pieces that would be in some of the dips or in some of the salsa. But you can also use cilantro in some of your salads, it gives a little different look, a little different flavor, and it has a nice light flavor. Now you want to make sure this plant gets watered on a regular basis, that it dries a little between waterings, that it gets near sun to partial shade. If we do have any type of cold, cold spell you may want to protect it, kind of mulch over the plant or cover it over, maybe some kind of cold protection. But it's also one you want to use when it's young. A lot of folks let herb get too full, too old, and sometimes they tend to go to seed, and sometimes the flavor becomes too harsh. So you could go back in and take some of the small little leaves, small cuttings, and take those and you'll keep the plant growing. It's kind of like harvesting eggs; the more you take the small little leaves, the more it keeps producing for you. Cilantro should be part of your herb garden. For on Gardening, I'm Stan DeFreitas, "Mr. Green Thumb".