Cilantro

Coriander sativum, Apiaceae

Origin: Southern Europe

Organic Non-GMO Certified

Total Growth Cycle: 60 days

The entire cilantro plant including the root can be used to provide extra flavor, rather than just the leaves. Enjoy as a microgreen, petite or mature leaf. In addition to its many culinary uses, cilantro seeds can be used medicinally, especially as a sleep and digestion aid. The seeds of the cilantro plant are also known as coriander.

Tasting Guide

Tasting is recommended from approximately 15 days onward, depending on your preference for cilantro size and flavor. Tasting period is highlighted in green in the Growing Timeline Overview.

Growing Tips

Cilantro takes longer to germinate than some other herbs, up to 12 days. Can be cut for a single regrowth at any point after the microgreens phase.

Nutrient Refill(s): 1

When prompted to refill nutrients, pour measured nutrient packet into the basin, then add tap water gently through the sIO until it reaches the fourth tick mark. Nutrient additions will be prompted around day 35 of the growth cycle.

Watering

Expect to top up water at least three times (aside from when adding nutrients) during the growing cycle. When prompted to refill water, pour tap water gently through the sIO until the water level reaches the fourth and highest tick mark on the right side basin window. Water additions will be prompted around days 23, 45, and 52 of the growth cycle.

Lighting

Cilantro requires darkness for germination, so while your seeds are germinating, only the white and blue LED lights will be on very dimly. Once you remove the dark germination cover, all LED lights (red, white, and blue) will come on brightly. The maximum time lights will be on is 16 hours per day.

 

Growing Timeline

*Must be advanced by the user by this time by removing germination cover

Green indicates period for tasting

Phase 1

Watering

In this phase your plant will receive continuous misting to begin dissolving the nutrients in the sIO and jumpstart germination. Be sure to keep the clear humidity cover on during this phase.

Phase 2

Germination

When the majority of seeds have germinated, remove the dark humidity cover and update app to transition to the Seedling growth phase. Remember to record in the app that you have removed the humidity cover. If germination occurs and the humidity cover is not removed within 12 days, the plant will die. If germination does not occur within 12 days contact support.

Phase 3

Seedling

Cotyledons expand and grow, and true leaves are emerging.

Phase 4

Microgreens

If harvesting cilantro microgreens, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for microgreens, leave the plant as is.

Phase 5

Petite

When prompted to refill nutrients, pour measured nutrient packet into the basin, then add tap water gently through the sIO until it reaches the fourth tick mark. If harvesting petite cilantro, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app. If not harvesting for petite cilantro, leave the plant as is.

Phase 6

Mature

Your plants will reach maturity around day 27 and will continue growing until day 60. Feel free to harvest any/all of your plants during this window. You may also need to adjust your lamp head during this phase if your plants grow too close to it, you will receive a notification to do so. When you’re ready to harvest, remove sIO disk from SproutsIO basin. Using scissors, cut the plants from the disk, cutting as close to the sIO top as possible. Record your harvest in the app.