Did you know that delicate herbs thrive best in small containers? Genovese and sweet basil, thyme and cilantro will love a sunny window in your prettiest cups. Here at Who Moved My Coconut Oil, I mix in used espresso grounds for even brighter more fragrant leaves.  Photo by Green Renaissance

Did you know that delicate herbs thrive best in small containers? Genovese and sweet basil, thyme and cilantro will love a sunny window in your prettiest cups. Here at Who Moved My Coconut Oil , I mix in used espresso grounds for even brighter more fragrant leaves. Photo by Green Renaissance

Growing Cilantro - Sunset Sow seeds thickly in a wide, shallow container; then, as soon as plants are 3 to 4 inches tall and sporting a couple of cuttable leaves, use scissors to cut off some foliage for cooking as shown.  Shear from a different section of the container every time, rotating the pot as you go and never letting plants in any area mature. By the time you get back to the first section harvested, new leaves will have appeared.

A Better Way to Grow Cilantro

Growing Cilantro - Sunset Sow seeds thickly in a wide, shallow container; then, as soon as plants are 3 to 4 inches tall and sporting a couple of cuttable leaves, use scissors to cut off some foliage for cooking as shown. Shear from a different section of the container every time, rotating the pot as you go and never letting plants in any area mature. By the time you get back to the first section harvested, new leaves will have appeared.

Submerge pots to control growth of spreading plants/herbs.

Creating a Buried Pot Garden

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