Cilantro didn't take I am growing the herb garden and my cilantro didn't take. It's my favorite of all the herbs in the kit. Any suggestions? All of the other herbs are growing like crazy! I can't figure out what went wrong with the cilantro. Maybe it's a dud? Thank you!
I read that the problem with the cilantro was that the rice glue they use sometimes prevents the seeds from sprouting. Buy some cilantro seeds (they are cheap), plant about four of them in the pod that didn't grow. If this works for you, you can buy the master gardener refills to grow more plants from the seeds.
Aerogarden discontinued the cilantro in recent kits because this was apparently a common complaint :( If you go to this link, they'll send you a replacement pod of oregano, thyme or basil :) http://www.aerogrow.com/customercare/signup_pod/signup_pod.php
Thank you. I ordered my kit with Cilantro as a primary goal. It arrived with a notice that it was replaced with Oregano (I grow that outside in summer & dry it). Very disappointed. I REALLY appreciate your info re the problem & suggestion to try other seeds.
I got one cilantro that sprouted, but it grew all crazy out of the pod. The other seeds were as good as rocks. Everything else in the kit is going great. I'm going to ask for a subsititute ((thanks Jennifer)) and try throwing some "corriander seed" in there from my spice rack jar. (Who knows - it just might work?)
Thanks for reminding me to follow up: The seeds from my spice rack worked great, and I never bothered to ask for a replacement! They take longer than the other seeds to sprout, but it *totally* worked... essentially for free!