This summer I have been spoiled. Spoiled with wonderful mornings spent in the backyard garden with my daughters. Most mornings we would head outside and tend to our small city vegetable and herb garden. Now that autumn has arrived we are focusing on harvesting everything that we have grown. This year we grew the herb cilantro. Our cilantro made a nice addition to many meals this summer. Unfortunately, I didn’t notice that the cilantro plant had gone to seed. Often times when plants go to seed they are irretrievably done growing. However, when I took a look at our cilantro plant it dawned on me…cilantro seeds are actually coriander seeds! Why not harvest the seeds.
When all the seeds were collected we removed the plant and poured the seeds into a large bowl. We sat them out to fully dry…about 5-7 days.
The beauty of working in the garden is how no matter what the season, the garden always has something more to give. The girls and I tried to think of ways that we could give our garden plants a longer life. For instance, last year we shared how to dry herbs and a few weeks ago we figured out how to save the seeds from our favourite tomato plant.
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