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Post  staciz on 6/3/2010, 7:31 pm

I transplanted a cilantro seedling and it died. Well, it bolted and I cut it down and now it's dead. So, I bought some seeds to try that way. But, before I even sowed the seeds, I noticed two green shoots in that square (where the cilantro seedling had been). I yanked them both out thinking weeds.

Now, about 10 days after I sowed the seeds, I have a ton of these two green shoots in the same box. I would be inclined to think they are new cilantro growth, BUT, I saw 2 like this before I even sowed!!!

SO, I am not sure if I box overgrown with weeds or very successful new cilantro plants.

(They look like 4 leaf clovers..I can take a picture later but just thought of the question now and running up to get my kids up from naps so can't now!)

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Post  Megan on 6/3/2010, 8:31 pm

I've got some. The short answer, though, is that once you get past the seed leaves, the true leaves look like... cilantro. Smile

These are direct-seeded cilantro... the bigger plants on the left of the square. The smaller stuff.... who knows, quite possibly weeds. Sorry about picture quality, I can try to get better ones tomorrow when the light is better, if you'd like.


This sprouted between my edging and the front walk. I was going to yank it until I saw the true leaves. I think it is another, much smaller cilantro plant. Guess some seed got caught on my clothing when I was planting the first square, and there it fell...


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Post  pattipan on 6/3/2010, 8:58 pm

Maybe this link and image will help: http://www.northwest-gardening.com/herbs/cilantro.asp



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Post  Megan on 6/3/2010, 9:13 pm

I have been playing the "ID the plant shoot" game all this spring, too. (And I think I ripped up all the bunching onions I planted from seed, thinking they were grass!) My suggestion is to let all your shoots grow until you start getting true leaves up. Then you will know which are the cilantro. You can always do some weeding later. :-)
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Post  staciz on 6/3/2010, 10:00 pm

oh no!!! the image on that link looks like something i pulled up last week! i took some pics once my kids woke up from their naps...importing them now, so will post soon.

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Post  trukrebew on 6/3/2010, 11:36 pm

I bought a 12" wide pot of cilantro on sale for a buck at my local grocer, so I can't help you with your question. But I will show you what I've done to (hopefully) avoid sprout misidentification.



I planted carrot seeds in the centers of these rings. They are just paper towel and TP tubes cut into 1/2" rings. (Sorry, but I took this picture at night and the cardboard rings were still moist, so they almost disappear. There are 8 of them on the right side of this square.) They help me remember where I planted and also where to water. Anything that comes up outside the circles is outta there! I figure they will also just turn to compost by season's end.



Here's 1 bean plant growing through a ring. It also helps to corral the water around the base, per Mel's instructions.

This might help you prevent plant ID issues in the future. Lord knows we all go through plenty of TP rolls. Now we can make them do double duty!

Sorry, I couldn't resist the potty humor! Razz


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Post  staciz on 6/4/2010, 1:17 am

that's a GREAT idea trukrebew! thanks!!

here is my cilantro square. shows the pretty much dead transplant and the new growth in the box.


and here are the new shoots i am questioning


this one shows a different kind of shoot that looks more like that link shows. i guess i'm going to have to wait it out?

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Post  jkdistad on 6/4/2010, 2:38 am

Your middle pic is most definitely clover! Isn't "guess that sprout" the most maddening game ever? Well, maybe not quite as maddening as the game of "get off my succulent plant you thieving critter!"....
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Post  silverbug on 6/4/2010, 7:02 am

Yeah, I'm not sure if there are other sprouts in that square that we're supposed to look at, but the main bunch of sprouts I see is clover. That can definitely be yanked out. Wink

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Post  Retired Member 1 on 6/4/2010, 7:44 am

The second pic might be cilantro, at least it has a similar shape. Any time I have a possible weed in the herb garden, I let it go until it puts out true leaves, then gently cut the tip of one of the leaves and smell it. If it's an herb, it will smell like what it is.

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Post  staciz on 6/4/2010, 10:08 am

thanks everyone! i'll yank the clover out today. is it weird that this is the ONLY square they are in??

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Post  Lavender Debs on 6/4/2010, 10:21 am

How deep is your box? It doesn't look full enough if it is a 6 or 8 inch tall box. Cilantro has a taproot like parsley or carrots. (is there a reason you do not want to direct sow?)

What do you have under the box (weed-block, paper, plywood, ??)

You do not say where you are gardening. Because I use cilantro in dishes that have heat (like chili) I assumed that this herb was a warm climate herb. I just recently read that it does better in early spring and fall. Where is your garden?
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Post  staciz on 6/4/2010, 10:42 am

@Lavender Debs wrote:How deep is your box? It doesn't look full enough if it is a 6 or 8 inch tall box. Cilantro has a taproot like parsley or carrots. (is there a reason you do not want to direct sow?)

What do you have under the box (weed-block, paper, plywood, ??)

You do not say where you are gardening. Because I use cilantro in dishes that have heat (like chili) I assumed that this herb was a warm climate herb. I just recently read that it does better in early spring and fall. Where is your garden?

My box is 12", but it's only filled up half way. What do you mean when you say "direct sow"? I put one transplant in, but it died. So, I sowed some seeds and that's what I'm looking for now. Is that something different than direct sow? (VERY new to this! )

I don't have anything under the box....I didn't realize that I should until AFTER I had all of my MM in. I am located in Southern California.

I just went out and watered this morning and there are 2 new shoots that are DEFINITELY cilantro after seeing the link someone posted here last night! I pulled up the clover but it was deep- the roots were looong.

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Post  staciz on 6/4/2010, 10:43 am

oh, and we love cilantro in our salsa! can't wait until my jalepeno, tomatoes and onions are all ready so i can make it from scratch out of the garden!

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Post  Lavender Debs on 6/4/2010, 10:58 am

Looks like you are doing very well for your first year!!

Direct sow is putting seeds into the garden instead of transplants.

For a 12 in box you probably have enough soil for cilantro. Maybe it is getting a little warm in s. cal for cilantro?? (really I have no idea from my chair in Northern Washington) The soil looks plenty damp for hot weather but your regional host will be a good resource for you.

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Post  martha on 6/4/2010, 2:44 pm

So you got a helpful photo already, and you have your initial questions answered. But my self centered streak is going to post another photo of young cilantro! I saw your post last night, went out to my garden and got a great photo - late at night with no moonlight!

But then I couldn't get the little bugger to download onto my computer, so being more stubborn than logical, I am posting my photo anyway!

Thanks for indulging my childishness~

PS - they are volunteer cilantro from last year, which is why they are misbehaving and hanging out in the radish square, making it look like I am not using grids and coloring outside the lines!

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Post  staciz on 6/5/2010, 12:10 am

that's a great picture martha- and it IS still helpful, so thanks for posting!!

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Post  martha on 6/5/2010, 11:53 am

thank you!
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