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July 15, 2019 Bolting Cilantro, Inigo Jones, John Wilson, William Robinson, Almira Hart Phelps, Classic Garden Design by Rosemary Verey, Perennial Sweet Pea, and a Greenhouse Story

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Let’s start today off by talking briefly about bolting cilantro. Why does cilantro bolt, and how should you address it? You can help delay when cilantro bolts by planting it in part shade instead of full sun and keeping the plant cool and moist. Heat is a stressor and sensing its own mortality; cilantro will bolt quickly in hot weather. You can also buy a slow-bolt cilantro variety and harvest the leaves more often to keep the stalks under control.     Brevities #OTD It’s the birthday of the English architect, Inigo Jones, born today in 1573. Jones introduced classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to Britain. He left...

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