So this week's Herb of the week is: Cilantro (coriander) Cariandrum sativum
I live in the suburbs of Chicago and we do have record breaking 100 degree days around here in the summer, but they came early this year. Usually you can guarentee that they arrive just in time for Taste of Chicago which is not until around the 4th of July. We are a month ahead of schedule and it is wrecking havoc in the garden. The plants do not know whether to produce leaves and get taller or make flowers and seed and end the cycle of summer. Cilantro is always a victim of hot weather.