Grow cilantro by planting it in cool weather, using well-drained soil, watering it correctly, fertilizing it occasionally and mulching it. You need cilantro plants or seeds, well-drained soil, water, fertilizer and mulch.
- Plant cilantro during cool weather
Plant cilantro during cool weather in the spring or fall. If you plant the cilantro too late in the season, the leaves produce a bitter flavor.
- Plant the cilantro in a good location
Plant the cilantro in a location or pot with well-drained, loamy soil. It needs full or part sun to grow. If you are planting cilantro plants, space them 6 inches apart so that they have room to grow. For seeds, plant them 1 to 2 inches apart, and thin them once they start to grow.
- Water the cilantro correctly
Seeds and young cilantro plants need 1 inch of water per week. Reduce this amount once the plants have matured. The soil needs to be moist, but not wet.
- Fertilize the cilantro
Use nitrogen fertilizer to feed the plants once or twice a year.
- Mulch the cilantro
Mulch the cilantro as soon as the seedlings break the soil. This helps to prevent weed growth, which can damage the delicate roots of the cilantro plant.