Poor Luck with Cilantro, Suggestions?
We're in SE MI, zone 5, and I've tried cilantro in both well amended raised beds, containers and in average, slightly amended clay-based soil, and all we ever get are a few straggly limp sprigs, while basil and other herbs do quite well. Is that normal for cilantro, or does it need some special conditions I'm not providing?
I actually have no idea what a healthy cilantro plant is supposed to look like (I usually just buy it several big bunches at a time in the grocery store when it's cheap and plentiful in the summer), so maybe those fat bunches are the equivalent of 10 plants for all I know.
It's one of my favorite herbs, I actually make a "vegan" version of pesto with it and would love to be able to grow my own more successfully.