Friday, March 9, 2012


It's always nice to learn something new and if it's about gardening...I really like to learn something new!  I have wondered for a year why I can't grow cilantro.  First, I learned that I planted it at the wrong time.  Second, I learned that when the weather warms up above 80 degrees for several days, mature plants like greens and such think their growing time is over so they grow a seed stalk.

That's exactly what my cilantro does.  It's a cool season crop so it hasn't done well when I plant it in the summer.  It grows a little then sends up that seed stalk.  That's called bolting. 

So, just a reminder to do a little research before you start putting seeds in the ground! 

80 degrees is your enemy with cool season plants!

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