Cilantro

Cilantro

I was just lamenting the fact that I didn't grow any cilantro this year (since I've found that it seems to keep way better on the plant than it does in my fridge - heh) and was wondering if anyone here knew the ideal growing conditions. My dad is a cilantro fanatic, but has been totally unsuccessful in growing it. I chuck some seeds in a pot and it lasts all summer if I keep harvesting. He lives in Orlando, Florida (motto: A machete is a useful pruning tool) and I live in Bend, Oregon (motto: Don't even think about trying to grow tomatoes). It gets pretty hot here in the summer (lots of high 90s), but it's normally much cooler in the evenings than Florida, and much, much drier. So, is it the higher nighttime temps or the humidity that's doing the Florida cilantro in? My dad doesn't have a good sunny window for herbs, unfortunately, since they have trees all around the house. Would they have better luck growing indoors, even without any direct sun? Or, I can just gloat that SOMETHING is easier to grow here besides juniper and, uh, juniper.
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