The trick with growing cilantro is to fool the plant into thinking it’s perpetual spring (or fall). Give it regular, steady water, and mulch the soil to keep the surface cool. If you’re growing cilantro in high summer, plant ‘Slow-Bolt’ cilantro in your coolest microclimate, in the shade of taller plants, or in full shade where summers are hot. Growing in containers allows you to move the plants into full shade easily. ... Lots more info on page.
Cucumbers like it hot. Lettuce likes it cool and shady. But with a trellis, they’re perfect companions! Use a slanted trellis to grow your cucumbers and you’ll enjoy loads of straight, unblemished fruit. Plant lettuce, mesclun, or spinach in the shady area beneath to protect it from wilting or bolting. Also acts as a garden space saver - two plants in one space!