Cilantro Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots) Cilantro Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots) Cilantro Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pot, 2-Pack) Cilantro Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pot, 2-Pack)

Cilantro Seed Starting Kit (Metal Pots)

2PK |  4.5" Pot |  $24.99

If spicy salsa makes your taste buds sing, why not up your culinary game and grow your own cilantro—from seed? Bonnie Plants® Cilantro Seed Starting Kit includes everything you need to grow cilantro, a key ingredient in Mexican and Asian dishes. You’ll find a pretty pot, soil, non-GMO cilantro seeds, and easy-to-follow growing instructions—all in one kit. Just fill the pot with soil, sprinkle the seeds on top, press them into the soil, water well, and place under light.

Make sure to keep the soil moist (but not soggy) as your cilantro grows. The drainage hole in the bottom of the pot helps prevent overwatering. If the pot seems crowded, carefully remove a few seedlings. Cilantro needs 6 to 8 hours of sun. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and feed with a liquid fertilizer two weeks after the seeds sprout. Cilantro seeds typically germinate in 14 to 21 days, with the herb ready to harvest in 35 to 40 days. Use the seed kit indoors year round or grow outside when the danger of frost has passed. Cilantro dislikes summer’s high heat, so consider growing it inside when temperatures rise. Harvest cilantro to create your favorite recipes, like pico de gallo or salsa verde. You’ll love cooking with cilantro you nurtured from seed!

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The Highlights

Culinary use Leaves & seeds in Mexican, Caribbean or Asian dishes Features Aromatic leaves, flavorful seeds
Garden use In containers, herb and flower gardens Light Full sun to part shade
Planting time Early spring, fall Plant size 18 to 24 inches tall, 12 inches wide
Plant type Cool season annual, though can overwinter in milder climates Soil Light, moist but well drained
Spacing 12 to 18 inches

Welcome your Plant

1. Remove Packaging

Take each individual bonnie plant out of the box before carefully opening each individual plant’s packaging. Be cautious of soil that may have shifted during transportation.

2. Check the Soil

Your plants were watered right before shipping, but they may have become thirsty during travel. If the soil is dry to the touch, give your plants a good drink before planting.

3. Adjustment Period

Let your plants get used to their new environment. Set them in a warm, sunny spot for 34 to 48 hours so they can recover from their trip before being planted.

Long term Care

1. Location, location

Find the right spot for your plant. Check each plant’s tag for information on how much sun your plan’s need. Growing tip: if your plant needs full sun, a south-facing area will give you the most sunlight. If your plan can grow in part shade, an east or west-facing window might be enough.

2. Soil & drainage

Making sure your container has holes to allow excess water to drain is vital to your plant’s health! We recommend planting your Bonnie Plant in Miracle-Gro Potting Mix for containers, or Miracle-Gro Garden Soil for planting in ground.

3. Hungry plants

Feeding your plants is one of the best ways to improve your plant’s health and maximize your harvest. We recommend feeding with Miracle-Gro plant food when you transplant, and feeding regularly following label directions for best results.