May 22 – Garden Tip

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Colonial Nursery – May 22 – Garden Tip

Cilantro

Cilantro is an herb and is sometimes referred to as coriander. Cilantro specifically refers to the leaves and stems of the coriander plant. Freshly chopped cilantro is an excellent source of potassium, is low in calories, and is good for the digestive system. It makes a good complement to spicy foods. Cilantro is commonly used in Asian, Mexican and Indian cuisines.

Planting Tips:

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  • Grow cilantro in full sun and well-drained soil
  • Harvest the cilantro leaves when the plant is 6-inches tall. Be sure to cut leaves that are further from the central stalk.
  • Once cilantro has made a home for itself in your garden, it willingly reseeds, offering fragrance, flavor, and flowers.

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You can also plant cilantro in a container! Thinking about starting a container garden this spring? Our vegetable container class is Sunday 5/27 from 9:30-10:30am. Stop by the nursery or call 732.530.3838 to sign-up! The class is $10 and you will leave with your own lettuce bowl containing 4 vegetable or herb plants. Don’t hesitate to contact us at the nursery if you have further questions. We are here to help you!

Mama Pea’s Margarita Smoothie (From Peas and Thank You – Simple Meatless Meals the Whole Family Will Love)

Makes 4 smoothies

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  • 2 cups lime seltzer
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups frozen pineapple
  • 1 cup ice
  • stevia to taste
  • sea salt to rim glasses

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Combine all ingredients except salt in a blender and blend until smooth. Wet the rim of your serving glasses and dip in coursely ground sea salt. Pour and enjoy! It’s not to late to sign up to be part of our Tomato Contest! For the entire month of May, purchase a tomato plant and register to be part of our Tomato Contest! Make sure you ask for more details when you check out at the nursery.