Growing Cilantro - The Cut and Come Again Method - Garden Primer Series. It works indoors or out.
One of my favorite plants to grow in the early spring is Cilantro. I like to get that pungent taste and freshness into our diet as soon as possible. It takes awhile to sprout from seed, however, so I always buy a plant from my local nursery when they are first available. I also come home with several packages of seed and start growing my own cilantro. Growing cilantro from seed is the only way to frugally get the organic supply I want. Cilantro is a cool weather crop, which means it will bolt and go to seed (which is called coriander) as soon as the weather turns hot.
This year I ran across an article on Pinterest from Sunset Magazine that promises an easy way to grow cilantro and always have it available. Growing Cilantro – The Cut and Come Again Method Choose a wide, shallow container to sow your seeds. We’ve had about 10 days of niceness in the Pacific NW this spring! So did it work? What will I do with all that cilantro, you ask?
Happy gardening! Growing and Using Chia Sprouts. Grow Microgreens. I came across a cool gardening idea last year and I think it’s the perfect answer for my need to grow things while I’m not able to get out in the garden.
I’m going to grow Microgreens and bring some summer goodness into my kitchen. Microgreens are very easy to grow and are a quick and flavorful way to add greens to my family’s diet. Grow Microgreens from any edible greens, lettuces or herb seeds Microgreens are just seedlings of edible greens, lettuces, and herbs that are harvested when they are quite young – generally when they are 1 to 1 ½ inches tall. They need soil and sunlight to grow and are smaller and younger than baby greens – only used for one cutting – when they are only a few weeks old.
I had fairly good success with my crops last year and we tried several different varieties of lettuces. Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens by Eric Franks and Jasmine Richardson I would purchase this book just for its pictures! Each description gives: Microgreens - Bring the Garden Into Your Kitchen. Winter is here, today it is especially cold and rainy, and I’ve been dreaming through my seed catalogs again.
I came across a cool gardening idea a while back and I think it’s the perfect cure for the wintertime blues. I’m going to grow Microgreens and bring some summer goodness into my kitchen. Even if you can’t plant a garden right now you can grow Microgreens, they are very easy to grow. I think they will also add a valuable component to my food storage plan, especially if I save my seeds correctly. I can have the ability to feed my family healthy food for years and have a quick way to add greens to their diet if I need to. Any edible greens, lettuces and herbs can be grown as Microgreens Microgreens are just seedlings of edible greens, lettuces, and herbs that are harvested when they are quite young – generally when they are 1 to 1 ½ inches tall.