What do we need?
1/3 teaspoon coriander seeds
1 small Ziploc bag
1 rolling pin 桿麵棍
1 pot, 8” deep and 8” wide
1 saucer tray, 10 inches
Indoor potting mix
1 spray bottle
To prepare the seeds, first, add the coriander seeds in a small Ziploc bag. (So the seeds won’t squirt everywhere.) Use a rolling pin to roll the seeds into halves. (Each husk has two seeds inside. But you can also grow it whole.)
In a bowl, transfer in the seeds, and add water. Let it soak overnight.
To prepare the pot, first, make sure the pot is at least 8 inches deep for the roots to grow and has a drain opening at the bottom. The pot that I’m using is 8” wide. Cilantro prefers moist and well-drained soil. Add an indoor potting mix in it. The ideal soil is ph level is between 6.5 to 7.5.
Spread the seeds evenly with gaps in each pot. Lightly cover with 1/4 inches of potting mix.
Spray with water daily, so it’s moist, but not mushy.
To germinate, best to place it somewhere around 65 to 75 degrees F, and under the shade.
After 4 days, a few sprouts came out.
After 5 days, some green leaves came out. I was so excited to see them.
After 6 days, even more, green leaves came out. I then moved the growing cilantro to where it will receive about 6 hours of sunlight. But can be shaded during the hottest part of the day.
The best temperate for cilantro to grow is between 50 to 72 degrees F. If the weather is warmer than 75 degrees F, then it will bolt easily.
After around 2 weeks, if you like you can also thin out the weaker seedlings, but I’m just going to let them grow naturally. If they are too crowded, I can always harvest some earlier.
You can start harvest the cilantro between 21 days to 45 days, or when it reaches about 6 inches tall.