Ask AeroGarden: Having Cilantro Trouble?

Question:  “I have had issues trying to grow cilantro.  I just can’t get it to grow…help?”

Answer:  “Cilantro can sometimes be challenging. We’ve seen it take 5 to 8 weeks to germinate but we don’t want you to wait that long.  Sometimes the hulls surrounding the seeds are very hard like Navy Beans and need to be soaked overnight.  Another tip is pouring water right down the center of the hole and placing a quarter over the label and checking underneath it once a week for successful germination.  Once it has sprouted, please remove the quarter.”

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4 thoughts on “Ask AeroGarden: Having Cilantro Trouble?”

  • Hi
    Me to my Cilantro didn't grow . I traying match . Abd still not germinate after 3 seed pod kit bouthe .

    Can you help me pls.

    • Natalie Johnson August 16, 2017 at 9:32 am

      We offer a germination guarantee and will replace seed pods that have not sprouted within 3 weeks. Give customer service a call and one of our friendly reps will run through a few quick questions to make sure everything is working properly and send replacements if needed. 800-476-9669 (M-F 8am - 5pm MT). Thanks!

  • So if you put a coin over the top, that is stopping the light, so would it be a good idea to turn off the aerogarden's lights also?

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