Day 10: Growing Cilantro Indoors – Transplanting Seeds
Hello fellow gardeners. Hope you have all been well. It’s been about four days since my last Cilantro report. On day 6, I reported that one of my seeds germinated. Unfortunately, that seed ended up dying after I mistakenly touched it. A day or two later, I was fortunate enough to see two other Cilantro seeds germinate. I have no clue if this is the right time to transplant the seed over but I decided to give it a shot.
Here is a quick shot of the two seeds that have germinated. The one in the middle has yet to see any progress but I decided to put it into the pot along with the other two in case it germinates a little later. Cotton wool turned out not to be too bad of an option. Before I moved the seeds over, I got the pot ready.
I didn’t have a small shovel to move the soil over so I ended up using a shot glass. Classy right? It did the job though. I was able to fill the pot without making a mess in my apartment. Once the pot was adequately filled with organic potting mix, I carefully moved over the three seeds. I didn’t put them too deep because I figured they may still need more light exposure to grow. For now, I have placed them on top of the soil then sprinkled some extra mix for a few seconds to cover the seeds slightly.
Here is a photo of what the final setup looks like. I decided to cover the top with some plastic wrap in case there are issues with small insects in the near future. Apparently, it is a common problem for most organic potting mixes (which I am not too surprised about) so this at least ensure there aren’t hundreds of gnats flying around in my small apartment. I guess the wrap also helps with maintaining air humidity. It’s really dry in my apartment for some reason.
For those who have been following my blog, you may be wondering how my garlic chives are doing. It’s been about seven days since I put the seeds in the germinating tray. I have seen one or two seeds germinating but I don’t think the new updates warrants a post just yet. You will hear about it soon though. Before I end this post, I just wanted to share some seed transplanting tips I came across while doing some research online.
First, be very delicate with the seeds. Some seeds can break apart from a slight touch so you want to make the transplanting as soon as possible. You should also ensure there is enough space for each seed to grow. I know I might have to move my plants to a pot bigger than the one I am currently using now once it matures but I am assuming the current one will be big enough at least for the next month or two. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed reading the latest updates. Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog if you want to continue seeing our indoor Cilantro growing progress.