A lady who I used to know told me about a plant that was similar to cilantro but more intense. She said that she had many of the plants but they were not purchased locally. Her plants were originally brought from Cuba and she was kind enough to bring me one.
I fell in love with Culantro (Cuban Cilantro) but had no idea how to grow it myself. She would say that all I had to do was let it “flower” and take the seeds when they turned brown and twist them in between my fingers into the soil. Keep moist, well drained and in the shade. That was all fine and dandy but I could never get the seeds to germinate.
My original plant turned into several plants and were several years old but a hard winter killed all but one. What was I going to do without my precious culantro??? I started searching on the internet but not much is said about how exactly to grow culantro.
Here is where I’ll keep a log of sorts as to how I’m doing with my new plants and seeds.
I purchased seeds and four plants and they arrived on 4/15.
I let the plants sit on my porch for a few days to acclimate to my climate. Several days later I replanted two of them into larger pots.
I didn’t want to replant all four right away in case it was too soon. We’ll see how it goes.
I am in South Louisiana and our climate is currently in the 80’s during the day and 60’s at night. Humidity is too high right now but that isn’t saying much since we do live in South Louisiana.