General: Harvesting Cilantro Seeds?

Discussion in 'Herbs for the Kitchen' started by Kamiry, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Kamiry

    Kamiry Member

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    Hi,
    I've been looking for how to save seeds from my cilantro plant for replanting. I found directions for harvesting if I wanted to eat the seeds, but didn't know if it was different for keeping them viable. I harvested half the pods when they were still green and set them out to dry, and left half on the plant. Any advice?
    Thanks!
     
  2. maf

    maf Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    I was wondering about this too. I took my cue from nature and harvested mine when they turned brown and then dried them some more indoors. I won't know for sure how they will germinate till next spring, but the ones that escaped and fell on the ground have germinated and grown into small plants already. I am guessing the frost will kill them, maybe more will grow in the spring and save me the trouble of planting seeds.
     

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