Grow cilantro in grow tunnel (cilantro plant care). Last time, I sowed cilantro seeds and set up insect netting. This time, I’m doing cilantro care by thinning it out. I’m thinning out the crowded areas to ensure space between the cilantro plants.
The coriander seeding was done in early September, and it’s been about a month since then. The cilantro had a slow germination, so I’ve been observing it for a while, but now that the growth is becoming more stable, I’ll thin it out. (Cilantro seeds are covered by a shell, making it challenging to ensure uniform germination.)
Thinning is done where cilantro seeds have sprouted closely together. (Thinning out crowded areas to improve air circulation for coriander.)
I sowed cilantro together with radishes and daikon.
To thin, use scissors to cut the base of the sprouted cilantro. Pulling out the roots when thinning is not highly recommended, as it can damage the roots of the remaining cilantro.
The thinned cilantro can, of course, be eaten as baby cilantro. The quantity is limited since I didn’t thin much, but it’s still a part of the harvest.
Since there are still areas where cilantro hasn’t sprouted, I’ll resow the seeds. This completes the thinning of the coriander.
Following is the video for how-to. English subtitles are available.