Cilantro Sells Well as a Micro Green

Courtesy of John Y, John’s Backyard Garden, Missoula MT
I treat cilantro like a micro green. I bag it up with all tender leaves, no stems, and sell it in 2 oz. bags for $3, or 2 for $5. I usually sell out. I plant 3 ft. square beds every 3 weeks or so for continuous production.

Easy Money: Arugula, Cilantro and Dill

Courtesy of Wally S., Wally’s Urban Market Garden, Saskatoon, SK
Looking forward to another backyard harvest of arugula, cilantro and dill this week. Dill on left, two beds of cilantro in middle, and arugula on right.

SPIN photo dill and cilantro

After this cut, arugula beds will be tilled in and replanted to another crop. Cilantro and dill are solid week after week sellers, so I like having fresh plantings to tap into, so we also have plantings of these crops in our peri-urban plot.

At our last Sunday’s market, just these two items accounted for probably 1/4 of our sales. These crops are one of the easier ways to make money.