What's happening in the garden today?
Some people might say the plants are finished and pull them out.
On the other hand, there are several reasons to leave them be.
Pollinators are important to help many different food and wild plants produce seeds. Allowing a few plants to make flowers can help them survive.
Beauty, seeds, pollinators. Letting cilantro go to seed is win-win.
Have you ever grown cilantro? Do you let it go to flower/set seeds?
Interested in learning more about how to attract and help preserve pollinators? Check out:
- Pollinator-pathway.org for information about creating habitats for pollinators.
- Visit the National Pollinator Week website for activities and resources.