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Posted on 20 June 2009 by urbangardencasual.com

Growing Cilantro and Coriander – Two Herbs, One Plant

cilantroBy Vanessa Richins

If you’re a fan of salsa, you’re probably very familiar with cilantro.

If you also like to cook, you’re probably familiar with coriander.

Did you know, however, that these come from the same plant?

When you’re using the leaves of Coriandrum sativum, it’s called cilantro. If you let it flower and produce seeds, those are called coriander.

Cilantro prefers cooler weather. If you’re wanting to use the plant for cilantro, then plant outside in early spring or keep inside in the kitchen. When it’s warm, the plant will become bitter and go into seed production, so you could plant for coriander then.

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Posted on 15 July 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Top Herbs for Windowsill Gardens

By Vanessa Richins

Is a windowsill the only space available for a garden?

Never fear, there are still options for you. Among other plants, herbs are some of the perfect plants to fit in small spaces.

An added bonus is if it is a kitchen windowsill – the herbs are right where you need them for cooking.

Be sure to harvest only some of the plant at a time so the plant can continue growing properly. Here are some of my top suggestions for windowsill herb gardens.

1) Cilantro/Coriander

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