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Herbs and Sprouting Seeds

Learn more about herbs and sprouting seeds with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Cilantro Grown for Its Pungent Leaves
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Cilantro 'Cilantro for Leaf'

A lush, leafy annual, bred to yield several cuts of spicy leaves, rather than seeds. Sow successionally every six weeks to ensure a constant supply and keep plants well watered to stop them from rapidly running to seed.
Sow: Mid-spring to early fall
Harvest: Early spring to early fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun

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