Organic Cilantro Selfie Seeds

Organic Cilantro Selfie Seeds

  • Product Code: CILAN
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  • $5.00
  • Ex Tax: $5.00

These seeds were hand cultivated from a cilantro lettuce plant we consume and Selfie Seed every year. They are non-GMO and grown using Jobe's 4-4-4 Blend.

Below, we've included some essential care tips to help you nurture your cilantro plants to their full potential.

1. Location and Soil: Choose a location with partial to full sun for planting cilantro. Cilantro prefers well-draining soil with a pH range of 6.2 to 6.8. Loamy soil enriched with organic matter is ideal for this herb.

2. Planting Cilantro Seeds: Sow cilantro seeds directly into the garden or containers, as cilantro has a delicate root system and doesn't transplant well. Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and space them approximately 6 to 8 inches apart. For a continuous harvest, sow new seeds every few weeks.

3. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Cilantro can bolt (go to seed prematurely) if the soil becomes too dry or if exposed to high temperatures. Water the plants regularly, especially during hot and dry periods.

4. Temperature and Climate: Cilantro prefers cooler temperatures and thrives in mild climates. It grows best in temperatures between 50°F to 85°F (10°C to 29°C). In hotter regions, plant cilantro in partial shade or provide afternoon shade to prevent bolting.

5. Fertilization and NPK: Cilantro is not a heavy feeder, but a balanced organic fertilizer with an NPK ratio of 5-10-10 or 10-10-10 can be applied before planting to provide essential nutrients. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to excessive foliage growth and reduced flavor in the leaves.

6. Pruning and Harvesting: Harvest cilantro leaves when they are young and full-sized for the best flavor. Once the plants reach about 6 inches in height, you can begin harvesting the outer leaves. Regular harvesting encourages bushier growth and extends the harvest period.

7. Pests and Diseases: Cilantro is relatively pest-resistant, but aphids and leafminers may occasionally be a concern. Use natural pest control methods, such as introducing beneficial insects, to manage these pests. Proper spacing and good air circulation can also help prevent disease issues.

8. Companion Planting: Cilantro grows well with certain companion plants, such as basil, mint, and chervil. These companion plants can help deter pests and promote healthy growth.

9. Saving Seeds: If you allow some cilantro plants to flower and go to seed, you can collect the coriander seeds for culinary use or to save for future plantings.

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