Cilantro plants need six to eight hours of sunshine in order to thrive. Cilantro is more heat sensitive than many other herbs, so it’s a good idea to plant it where it can receive partial shade during the day. It also needs well-drained, loamy soil with a pH of 6.2 to 6.8.
If you’re planting cilantro in open ground, till the soil adding organic material such as aged manure. If the soil is heavy, mix in some sand or shredded leaves to promote drainage. Cilantro likes moist soil, but it shouldn’t be soggy.
How do you grow your cilantro? Do you test your garden soil before you plant? Please share your tips for successfully growing cilantro.