MEG’s Cilantro Plants are one of the top-selling herbs in our lineup. Fresh cilantro is a favorite in a variety of dishes and fresh salsa!
5 Helpful Points:
- 1 plant per 1 gallon grow bag
- Expected yield: 40-50+ stems
- Great as a fresh herb in a large variety of dishes
- Full sun preferred in colder months, partial shade during hotter months
- Frost tolerant
When to expect harvest
Plants are sold when they’re ready to eat! We recommend not harvesting more than 30% of the plant at one time. Cilantro can be harvested whenever you need fresh herbs for a meal.
Cilantro has an upright growing habit. New stems will grow from the base of the plant throughout the season. Cilantro is an annual herb. It will transition to flowering and seed production at some point during the growing season. Regular cuttings will encourage newer growth and prolong the vegetative stage before bolting occurs. Once the plant transitions to the flowering stage however, continued growth will result in the production of coriander. These are the resulting seeds used as a spice.
Basic care information for Cilantro plants
Thoroughly saturate the grow bag with water in the morning before the heat of the day arrives. If daytime highs are consistently above 70F, your plant will need to be watered daily. Check the grow bag frequently by using the finger method described on the bag tag.
Slow-release fertilizer is included in every cilantro grow bag. Add supplemental fertilizer if the leaves start to turn light green or pale in color. Look for fertilizer labeled for vegetables or use a fertilizer with a higher nitrogen content i.e. fish emulsion.
Check out MEG’s Edible Knowledge Base for more information on cilantro plants.