Our cilantro bolted almost as soon as the seeds germinated in mid April. I think it was just too hot for them this spring. Three and a half very long months later, we finally have some seeds that are turning brown
Parsley - still mostly green flower heads
Parsley - these are brown, probably almost harvest-ready?
We had both curly and flat leaf parsley planted next to each other, and now I can't tell which flower heads are from which plants. I've read that they readily cross-pollinate with each other, so I guess these seeds will give me some sort of hybrid curly-flat leaf parsley next year.
For those of you who have harvested herb seeds before, how do you know when they are ready to be picked? Are they ready as soon as they turn brown? I don't want to run the risk of them not being "ripe" enough by harvesting too early, but I'm also worried that they might all fall off one day while I'm not looking.