However, not one to waste: I did a little research and found that cilantro seeds are simply coriander seeds and harvest-able. So I let the plant die off and dry up a bit. Then, based on info I found on the web, I snipped the stalks of seeds off and put them in a brown paper bag. You can shove the whole plant in a large paper bag but since I only had a little one on hand, I cut it into smaller, more manageable pieces. That bag was then hung in the basement to dry out the seeds for a few weeks. Just a week or so ago, I remembered it was down there and spent some time removing the seeds from the stalks. I’m not sure how often we actually use coriander (I personally have never used it—sounds like it’s often used in Mexican and spicy foods) but it was a fun learning experience.
I hope you all in the states here have a labor-less day. It looks like the rain is going to excuse me from my regular chores today.