Cilantro should be grown in soil. Many had tried using the hydroponic method with a nutrient solution— though it results in a low germination rate.
Some people suggest not to soak the seed for a better germination rate. As in my case, I found that pre-soaking the seeds a couple of hours before sowing work quite well for me. Even better, you can get yourself some cilantro split seeds. Anyway, try to experiment by running a few small tests.
Also, Cilantro prefers a cooler environment where the temperature is below 70 °F (21 °C).
|Common name||Cilantro, coriander, Chinese parsley, Mexican parsley, slow bolt cilantro|
|Pre soak||Yes (4-6 hours)|
|Flavor||Celery-like taste, strong, citrusy|
|Color||Green leaves and stems|
|Nutrition||Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Calcium, iron, phosphorus, and more.|
|Health Benefits||Promote health for bone, vision, nervous system, and more.|
|Seeding rate (10″x20″ Tray)||1.3 oz|
|Germination time||4-6 days|
|Blackout time||6 days|
|Harvest time||14-18 days|