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Popular herb, also known as coriander

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Why is my cilantro seedlings stem so long and barely any leaves? And How can i make it grow nicely?

I have included a picture of different pots i used to plant my cilantro/ coriander. It has been 3 weeks since germination and planting. I added some dried grass mulch so that it doesn't grow too long ...
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Planted coriander roots which grew well for a week & now started dying

I have planted a dozen coriander roots last weekend. They grew out from the soil, nice and green for the 1st few days. But a week later they have now stopped growing. They seem to be dying honestly. I ...
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why are there white dry patches on my cilantro?

It's on the patio in a shaded area, but the patches don't seem to be killing the plant - just making it seem unedible. Is it still edible and why is this happening?
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My cilantro plant is dying

So I over watered my cilantro not realizing I was doing so. I live in Houston, TX and it’s currently 95+ degrees and getting hotter. I thought with the heat it needed that much water. I was wrong. ...
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Potted cilantro plant falling over outside. What am I doing wrong?

It’s not standing up straight and the ends look very fragile. I’m not sure if I should try to repot it and add more soil. The pot is 12.5 inches. The pot is draining and I am careful not to overwater ...
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Can I cut off cotyledons? Do they fall off?

My cilantro seedlings have grown a lot of true leaves and the cotyledons have grown big. Can I cut off cotyledons? Do they fall off?
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I need help with my first seedlings

The cilantro have grown a lot of true leaves but not so much the basil and oregano. I planted them all at the same time. I don’t know if im supposed to thin any of them out now and how exactly to thin ...
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How should I stop my cilantro plant from falling over?

We’ve had this cilantro plant growing around the beginning of this year, it’s doing the best out of all the herbs growing at my house. However, recently it’s started to fall over, I’ve tried giving it ...
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Cilantro tip burn

What could be the problem causing cilantro to have this kind of tip burn / necrotic center? It's grown in a hydroponic shallow raft bed under LED grow light. This always happens after some period of ...
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Why is my coriander wilting?

Planted the coriander seeds in two small glasses made up of glass. They were initially indoors. After sowing I would water it everyday. They started sprouting only after 8 days or so. They are just ...
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Cilantro wilting

Hello, I recently bought some cilantro. Today I noticed they were wilting, I was wondering why this is happening and advice.
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My coriander is drooping

I am a newbie to caring for plants. I have recently planted coriander seeds indoors with a grow light (as I do not get much sunlight). My coriander had been sprouting well for first 2 weeks. Now it ...
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White/tan papery patches on cilantro leaves

Leaves on my cilantro plants started looking like this. Any idea what this could be? I have two plants that I bought grown and replanted in a bed outside. I’m in SC.
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Cilantro is looking different. Has it bolted? Why is it drooping?

Why does my coriander plant look like this? Why are the leaves different? Is this what is called bolting? And why are they drooping? Could you please help.
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Should I separate the cilantro plant stalks? I bought a plant from walmart

I am growing the cilantro indoors. I bought a cilantro plant from Walmart(it was already a half-grown plant in a small container like a seedling container) on the 20th of Jan and today I transferred ...
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Why are my cilantro plants wilting?

I am growing my cilantro in a pot, and it gets at least 4 hours of sunlight. I water my cilantro once a day. I also have five other cilantro plants in my pot, which is about 12 inches in diameter, and ...
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Why are my cilantro leaves turning brown?

My cilantro are about three inches tall and has been growing for about three weeks. Today, the leaves are wilting? This is on several of the plants, and some of the leaves’ edges are beginning to ...
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How to restore wilted cilantro?

I bought a pot of cilantro from the supermarket. After 1 day at home it's now wilted. The soil is moist and the plant is near a sunny window.
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Why is my cilantro turning a yellow purple color?

This cilantro was planted from seed using Pro-Mix seed starting mix on February 22 and the photo was taken today, March 28; 5 weeks later. The pot is under timed T5 florescents (16h on, 8h off) and ...
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How closely should herbs be spaced?

Newbie herb planter here who is very confused by all of the different information online about how best to start planting herbs. I have started with the following basic herbs: Basil Oregano ...
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Why did my cilantro leaves get white and patchy?

I grow my cilantro on my kitchen counter with a grow light above. My cilantro starts out looking lush and green but quickly some leaves start getting white patches. It doesn't seem to kill my plant ...
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Can I plant cilantro with roots on it that I bought in the grocery section of a store?

I bought this cilantro in the grocery department of a large store. As you can see in the picture below, it still has roots attached. (I can post a clearer picture if you want.) Would it start growing ...
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Is cilantro a perennial?

I am going to plant cilantro this year and I am not sure if it will come back every year. I know a lot of herbs do, but I have never planted cilantro or parsley. I have looked for a answer to this ...
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A strange plant grew out of where my cilantro used to grow, can someone identify?

When my cilantro withered (sad), I noticed a strange herbal stem grew out of the dirt, but I didn't pay much attention. Until recently, I noticed the plant flourishing and now it appears there is "...
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Is it time to thin these cilantro seedlings?

I planted 2 cilantro seeds in the same bed a few weeks ago... now I've got 3 distinct seedlings coming up in close proximity. I want to grow the cilantro for culinary use and planted multiple seeds ...
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Is this coriander or bolted parsley?

I had both cilantro and parsley growing in this container. Much time has passed, and now I have no idea what I'm looking at! click on the image for a larger version I want to grow just parsley in ...
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Which Fertilizer should I use for Coriander?

Which fertilizer should I use to grow larger leaves on coriander plants? I have read this question - What could cause my coriander plant to start browning? Which talks about over water logged soil ...
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What soil problem would cause fruit and vegetable to grow very small?

One that is lawn clipping compost with a pH 6.0 where everything grows pretty well. The other garden is 40cm deep of supposedly Rich Organic Garden Soil but has a pH of 7.0. The only things that grow ...
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What could cause my coriander plant to start browning?

I grew coriander from seeds and the plant has done marvellously well until the last week or two where it appears to have stagnated a little. I noticed that some leaves have began to brown entirely, ...
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How do I grow cilantro in USDA Zone 6?

I live in Ridgefield, Connecticut (USDA hardiness zone 6a), and would like to grow cilantro. The local grocery stores sells it in larges bunches for $4, but I only need a little at a time. I'm happy ...
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How to care for cilantro indoors

I've tried to grow cilantro from seed, and also I've purchased cilantro already grown and kept it on my windowsill. In the case of the cilantro I've grown from seed, it grows the first set of leaves ...
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Why should I leave my coriander seeds on the plant to dry before harvesting?

I want to harvest the seeds from a Coriander/Cilantro plant. I would like to pick them now, but investigation on the internet suggests that I should let them dry on the plant. Why? The plant has ...
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Controlling Coriander/Cilantro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you discourage cilantro from bolting too quickly? I have a Coriander plant that I think is bolting. It started flowering and got quite tall.Most of the standard ...
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Why does my cilantro have thin leaves? Why is my parsley not growing? When will they be ready for harvest?

My cilantro (planted outside, full sun from about 11am to 6pm) doesn't have the broad leaves that I see when I buy it in the store. I planted it in May. When should I expect it ready for harvesting? ...
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How do you discourage cilantro/coriander from bolting too quickly?

What techniques can be used to discourage cilantro from bolting too quickly? I plant them and it seems that they almost immediately go to seed after they've reached maturity.
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