Cilantro can be quite temperamental. It takes a good spell to finally germinate, only to be quickly consumed by Hawaii’s vast array of bugs. Always up to a challenge, I wanted to see if I could finally make it work.
Cilantro, the plant we in Hawaii once knew as Chinese parsley, is a gardener’s frustration.
It’s slow to sprout, and once it gets above ground, a feast for slugs and snails. Then, if we’re lucky enough to get a few leaves of it, it goes to seed in the hot Hawaii sun.
We hear that there are plants that are like cilantro, but are there really?