How to Save Cilantro Seeds

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I think I make Mexican food more during the spring than any other season. I see the cilantro growing and think to myself, “Wow, I really want tacos!”

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cilantro plant

Yum! Fresh cilantro for salsa, tacos, chili…

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cilantro in bloom

Cilantro is pretty when in bloom, and the flowers are a beautiful edible garnish. As would be expected, they taste faintly of cilantro.

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unripe cilantro (coriander)

The cilantro has begun forming seeds, but they are not quite ready yet.

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cilantro seeds

When the seeds are completely brown they are ready to be collected. I let mine dry on a napkin overnight to be sure that extra moisture will not cause them to mold during storage.

cilantro seeds (aka coriander)

cilantro seeds (aka coriander)

I plan to grow more cilantro when it starts cooling down in the fall. I am hoping that I will have some volunteers too, but if not I should still have plenty.

Do you save seeds from your herbs? If not, you should try it. It is pretty easy and is a great way to save money in your garden.

If you are interested in saving other kinds of seeds, click on the “How to Save Seeds” tab.

Now I’m in the mood for a crispy quesadilla filled with sauteed onions, savory chicken, bell peppers, melty cheddar cheese, and served with spicy salsa and LOTS of cilantro! Yum!

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