Cilantro is an annual plant and belongs to the umbrella family. Cilantro is also called coriander... It has a specific smell and taste; it is difficult for a person addicted to this seasoning to refuse it.
Useful properties of cilantro investigated by physicians. She is an antiseptic choleretic and pain reliever, assists in the absorption of heavy foods, improves work of the cardiovascular system... For colds, cilantro infusions act as an expectorant. In addition, it contains vitamins B1, B2, C, as well as pectins and carotene. The beneficial properties of cilantro are also used in home cosmetology. The skin will become soft and velvety if you wash your face with a decoction of its greenery.
Is it possible to grow cilantro in the middle? Of course you can, gardeners grow her even in Siberia, she just needs fertile slightly acidic soil... Coriander does not like heavy clayey soils that easily form a crust. It is better to sow in a semi-shaded place. First, the garden bed is dug 15-20 cm, introducing organic fertilizers, and shed well, and then sown, closing a couple of centimeters into the ground... A distance of 15-20 centimeters should be left between the rows. Usually sown at the end of April, but if you want to have fresh greens all summer long, you will have to do this every 10 days.
Crop care needs the most common: loosening, weeding, watering. It is enough to water the plant a couple of times a week, but abundantly, especially during the period of growing leaves. Cilantro leaves must be removed before budding and used fresh or somehow harvested (dried, frozen). Cilantro seeds harvested at the end of August, dried, threshed and stored in paper bags.