How to Grow Cilantro
The most important thing to remember when growing cilantro is that it does not like hot weather. If soil temperatures reach 75°F/24°C, your cilantro will bolt and go to seed. This means that the ideal conditions for cilantro are cool but sunny. You should grow cilantro in a location where it will get early morning or late afternoon sun, but be shaded during the hottest part of the day.
Even with ideal growing conditions, this is a short-lived herb. Taking the time to prune it frequently will help delay bolting and prolong your harvest time. But no matter how much you prune cilantro, it will still eventually bolt. Plant new Sweet Valley Cilantro about every 3-4 weeks to keep a steady supply throughout the growing season!
Cilantro is fantastic in pesto and salads and can add amazing flavour to simple dishes like rice, pasta and vinaigrettes. Check out our recipes for more ideas!