How Do You Grow Cilantro?

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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Fertilize the cilantro

    Use nitrogen fertilizer to feed the plants once or twice a year.

  5. 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.