Written by Chris Borek of Spira Farms
Going to share some ignorance here. 😐
Most of my life I thought Cilantro and Coriander were different plants. They are not. If you are learning this for the first time too, maybe just pretend you always knew (that’s my plan moving forward 😂).
We had some family friends visit from London awhile back, and of course I am talking about microgreens with them. We had a mix up because across the pond, they call Cilantro, ‘Coriander’. We looked it up to find that it’s simply called different things there. Turns out, in North America we call the leaves of the plant Cilantro, and the seed Coriander. Whereas everywhere else in the world it is the opposite.
Whether Cilantro / Coriander or Miles / Kilometers, for better or worse I am sticking to my roots until I can’t handle the bullying 😬. At least we don’t measure weight in stones!
So anyways! The most flavorful version of Cilantro plant is now back on our site! We took it off for a few months as we ran into spacing problems. When we had 400 sq. feet to grow in, and the plant took twice as long to grow as broccoli we held it off for a bit. Now its back in all its glory, and I get my Taco Tuesdays back.😍