Full Coriander flavour in a wonderfully tender microgreen. Coriander, also known as Cilantro, whilst slow-growing, is probably the easiest microgreen to grow.
The difference between growing Coriander microgreens and just growing Coriander is all about harvest time. When Coriander first sprouts from the seed, Coriander unfurls two grass-like cotyledon leaves. These delicious leaves taste just like Coriander, but with a smaller punch. Shortly after the cotyledon leaves emerge, the first, feathery, true leaves appear. The Coriander microgreens now have the full Coriander flavour.
Not only is this short-step method a much faster way to grow Coriander, it’s also more nutritious. Coriander microgreens are generally healthier than their full-grown selves. Because it’s so newly sprouted, the Coriander microgreen is still getting its nutrients from the seed endosperm. As the plant matures, it relies instead on soil nutrients, which are much more variable.
How to grow Coriander (Cilantro) Microgreens Seeds:
3 x Growing trays
Coriander Microgreen Seeds
No need to soak the seeds in advance,
1. Sow your seeds directly on thoroughly moistened medium in a tray with holes, place in another tray without holes
2. Place another tray on top to keep light out and moisture in
3. Do NOT water until after the seeds germinate
4. Keep the medium moist by watering lightly as needed. Don't drench!
5. When the plants have 2 leaves remove the tray cover and move to a well-lit location
6. Harvest when the leaves are 2.5cm - 7cm tall, around day 14-30, using scissors or a sharp knife and cut just above the medium
Did You Know?
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