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Cilantro

Cilantro

Cilantro Facts

  • Optimal PH: 6.5 to 7.5
  • 100-250 PPM
  • Temp: 50 – 72 Degrees
  • Enjoys: Sunlight, other herbs

Grows Well With

  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Chervil
  • Anise
  • Dill
  • Legumes

Cilantro is a herb that is used all over the world for cooking and even medicine, making it a perfect herb to grow in your home!

Hydroponic Cilantro

The first thing you want to do is grab your seed, and place it on either soil, or even rock wool will work! For this herb, germination can be a challenge, so you could put more than one seed in each. For faster germination, soak your seeds in water for about 1-2 hours, then place into the soil.

Now we wait until we have a few leaves that are bright and green. You will need to keep your seeds moist to ensure they will grow properly. Once you have one true leaf, you can place it into your nutrient. If the light is on the leaves too much, the leaves will start to burn and turn yellow.

Once the leaves are green and bright, you can go ahead and cut them! If you want to keep growing them, cut at the base and they will regrow.

Aeroponic Cilantro

 
 

For aeroponic systems, you would follow the same guidelines that are for the hydroponics! It’s super simple

Indoor Cilantro

Growing your herbs indoors would really benefit you! When you need a herb, you can just snip it for your indoor garden rather than going to the store or even outside!

Pruning

For Cilantro, pruning is really necessary unless your leaves start to turn yellow. If your leaves start to flower, that may be a good time to prune it, once you get a flower the taste starts to get bitter.

Pest Control

You will not have to worry about bugs or pests much because your herb will be inside. A few that you will have to be on the look out for are Aphids and leafhoppers.

Diseases

The same goes for diseases as pests, to prevent diseases, you will just have to take very good care of your herbs. A few diseases that may occur with your plant is Fungal Wilt and mildew. Just keep the area dry and clean and you won’t have much to worry about!

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