Cilantro is an annual plant that produces tasty leaves and then will bolt to produce flowers and coriander seed. Cilantro can be transplanted but is best direct sown when soil is >55° around May 8th. Days to germination: 5-10. For a constant supply of cilantro, sow new seeds every 2 weeks. Sow as late as Aug. 31st for fall harvests. Handles light frost.
Harvest individual leaves or cut entire plant with scissors 1-2" above soil level so you don’t damage the growing crown. Plants will re-grow.
Cilantro is an easy seed saving crop. It is insect pollinated and cross-pollinated but will only cross with other cilantros. Remove early bolting plants. Let the rest of the plants flower and collect the mature seeds.