How to Grow:
Culantro is planted 1 per square, in part shade. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Keep your culantro well watered.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Culantro is a great companion plant and can help a lot of other plants out by detering certain pests, including aphids.
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Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common ones for culantro:
You can begin to harvest culantro around 10 weeks. You can begin to harvest leaves once the plant is established. Cut outer leaves first.