Finally we plant! It was hard to choose which seeds to start with, but cilantro is by far the most used herb in my house and I never have luck with it in my garden during the summer. I later found out that it is also one of the hardest microgreens to grow so here's to hoping it does! ;)
|Measure Seeds for Soaking|
Most microgreen seeds that grow in soil need to be pre-soaked before planting. For cilantro we will need one cup of seeds for our tray.
|Prepare Trays with Water|
Pour 4 cups of pH balanced water in your growing tray.
|Prepare Trays with Soil|
Add about an inch to an inch and a half of soil in the growing tray.
Using a spatula, pat the soil flat spread evenly. Do not compact the soil.
Spray your soil so it is damp but not soggy.
|Spread Your Seeds|
Spread your seeds evenly
Gently push seeds flat into the soil making sure that the seeds have made contact with the soil. Do not smash the seeds.
Mist the inside of one of the growing trays. Because microgreens need humidity and darkness to thrive, you will use this tray to black out and keep in humidity on your seeded tray.
|Water and Cover|
Cover your seeded tray and place it in a place where it will stay between 65 and 75 degrees. Do not place the tray in the sun. Mist your seeds every 12 hours and re-cover. Our cilantro will not be ready to uncover until day 7.