Cilantro, also known as coriander, is a slow-growing popular microgreen. It has a pungently sweet aroma and tastes a little like parsley.

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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


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