Where/how to cut cilantro
I've searched and searched with no success for this discussion.
I have a bunch of cilantro plants that I will soon be ready for harvest. I don't know exactly how to do so. The plants are one stem up to the cotyledons and then several stems producing leaves above that point.
I assume that I don't want to cut below the cotyledons right? I cut a single stem with a leaf on it just to see what it would do, and it got a little brown where I cut it. It doesn't show any signs of continuing to grow. So when you cut the cilantro does it just throw up new stems instead of continuing to grow the cut ones?
So the basic question here is where on the plant can I cut? And how much can I cut? Can I cut down to the soil or do some leaves need to remain intact for new growth to emerge?
Thanks for the help!