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Old 09-08-2018, 12:52 PM
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Yes, I do as well. I also use this method for scallions.

Home, do you cut the "roots" off the scallions first & are you storing in the fridge or countertop?
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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Home, do you cut the "roots" off the scallions first & are you storing in the fridge or countertop?
I do not cut the roots off until I'm ready to use them. I store them in the fridge until then. Once I'v cut the roots off, I then stick them in a pot. Never fails to grow!
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Be like me - and HATE cilantro - LOL
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:54 PM
 
Location: In Miami but, Inside the Resistance !!
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Wife makes sure its dry, then wraps it between paper towels inside a sealed plastic baggie in the fridge, they last a long time fresh...Just dont forget them, 'cause a long time is really not a month, but easily a week to ten days/

They stay fresh that way
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:32 PM
 
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Be like me - and HATE cilantro - LOL
I second that suggestion!!
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:15 PM
 
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Take a glass glass. Put about 1/4th cold water in it. Put the cilantro in that like its a bunch of flowers. Take the plastic bag from the produce dept and loosely drape that over the top of the whole thing. Put it in the door so it won't fall over. It'll keep for a couple of weeks that way. Remember to change the water every couple of days.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:42 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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I'm wondering if your cilantro is about to go bad when you buy it, if it's just lasting a couple days in the fridge. Or maybe your fridge is too cold? I just put it straight into the crisper drawer in my fridge. Stays good for at least a week, just in the bag I brought it home from the store in.

Maybe it's where I live, where cilantro flies off the shelves, so they're getting fresh shipments every day.

I like knowing about the jar trick, though. Very handy.

I am growing basil inside under grow lights and it grows like crazy and I trim it constantly. I'm going to try cilantro in another bin under some grow lights. Haven't ever tried to grow it before, so don't know how it will do. But, if as you are all saying, it likes cool weather, this might be a good time to grow it. The grow lights are in an unheated, un-coooled room. But, it won't get freezing cold, and we're pretty much past any super hot weather.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:43 PM
 
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I noticed this when I was struggling with ours and my daughter who lives in Ohio was having a heyday with hers!
It does better in cool weather. In summer here it takes all your energy to keep it alive, but if it survives until about now, it will grow, and lushly, until at least Thanksgiving.
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:24 AM
 
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Be like me - and HATE cilantro - LOL
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I second that suggestion!!
Probably genetic...to those not predisposed it has a soapy flavor. The rest of us are blessed with a much better palette!
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Old 09-09-2018, 10:28 AM
 
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Get yourself a Prepara Herb Savor Pod. They pay for themselves by making herbs and veggies last three times longer. I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond, even cheaper when you sign up for their 20% off coupon! https://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/sto...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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