Yes, that’s right. It will smell like my Mexican…er Hispanic…grandfather’s house.
What? You still don’t know what I am talking about? You see that green lacy plant with puffy white flowers is actually a very common ingredient in salsa, but as I have found out requires a learned taste–cilantro. Me–I love it! My youngest–he chomps it up like a horse. Actually, when he wants a snack, he just ventures out into the backyard and chews on it.
And then there is my neighbor named Argentina who is originally from Guatemala that is more than welcome to as much of it as she wants. The reason? Because the two tiny plants I allowed to grow over the winter have not only survived freezing temperatures, but have grown so tall they are now taking over not only their spot in the garden, but also the jalepenos’ spot as well.
And that’s why I allow my youngest to chomp on it.
How does your garden grow? Or does it.
Tip: If you plan on growing cilantro in your garden or a pot this year, be aware that whole coriander seeds will produce cilantro. Coriander is the seed and cilantro is the plant. You may not need to purchase any seed packets at all if you already have whole coriander seeds in your spice cabinet.