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Posted by quiltguy on December 26, 2002 at 14:43:02:
In Reply to: Re: cilantro posted by Newt on May 10, 2002 at 20:56:05:
: : Hi thanks for any help in advance. I have tried to grow cilantro
: : the last two years only to have the same problem. It grows great at first
: : then bolts the leaves grow smaller then not at all!
: : Thanks again
: Cilantro bolts (goes to seed) when it gets hot. Harvest the leaves often by shearing within a couple of inches to the ground.
look through the seed catalogues, they offer several varieties of cilantro that are bred for maximum leaf-production, before bolting(some are slow to bolt, as well) Space them accordingly, crowding them is asking for trouble. fertilize very! lightly, if at all, harvest often to keep the growth coming and stimulating the plant to produce the flavorful compounds we want. good luck, and enjoy.
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