Plant of the Week
Salsa or pico de gallo made with homegrown cilantro is the best! Fall is the perfect time to plant it from seeds or transplants. From seed, it comes up really fast on our cool days and nights. Its feathery leaves on plants about 12-24” can be included in your perennial beds or in the vegetable garden. Plant seeds at two-week intervals to carry them on as long as possible. In spring, as soon as it gets hot, they will bolt. If you let them go to seed, you'll have lots for next year. Let them dry, put them in a tight container, and keep in a cool spot.
Or, use them in the kitchen, for their seed, coriander.
Cilantro likes sun, but will accept some shade, and wants well-drained soil.