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CILANTRO: The Black Thumb Strikes Back…
Rather than harvesting my cilantro when it grew to be 8 inches tall, I allowed it to bolt. In Grow Cook Eat, Willi Galloway tells us that once cilantro bolts, the leaves become feathery and soapy tasting. Woops.
If your cilantro DOES bolt, however, all is not lost. The umbrella-shaped white flowers attract pollinators. Once the flowers fade, coriander seeds form. The seeds can be used fresh, dried, or allowed to drop in the soil and self-sow.