I used to buy the costly little seed packets. Then I found out, by trial and error, that the organic coriander seeds I was buying for cooking from Gypsy Whole Foods Warehouse out of Burke's Falls sprout and produce healthy, delicious plants. This little jar of seeds above cost me less than $3. Excuse the photos as I need a new camera. The zoom is gone on my point and shoot and I have a hazy spot on the lens.
Below is a window crop in a north west window. Probably only a month old.
Cilantro helps make your food look and taste great. The pic below is of Joloff Rice we made last July at the Nigerian cooking class at the farm using brown rice, local chicken, garden greens, tomatoes, green beans and cilantro. The 2010 gardens were very abundant. I am looking forward to another rocking season!