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Cilantro (coriander) in the Aerogarden Gourmet Herb kit

March 18th, 2010

We have had some customers come to us over the past 6 months or so who have purchased a Gourmet Herb seed kit and been disappointed (or pleasantly surprised) to find that the kit didn’t come with a cilantro (coriander) seed pod as they might have expected.

This subject has been due a blog post for a while so we apologise for the tardiness of posting it, but just to clarify, the seed pod in the Gourmet herb kit which used to be cilantro has now been replaced by thyme. The cilantro had a slightly lower rate of germination than the other seeds in the kit, and has been changed to Thyme in order to make it possible for us to continue to honour our germination guarantee on all Aerogarden seed kits.

So our apologies to those whom this change has disappointed. If you do still have your heart set on growing coriander in the Aerogarden, then we recommend that you purchase some coriander seeds from your local garden centre, and plant them in the Aerogarden using the master gardener seed kit, which allows you to grow your own seeds of any practically any variety.

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Aerogarden.org.uk: Mastergardener kit at home with Basil and Coriander

April 15th, 2008

We wanted to try a couple of experiments with the Master Gardener kit – and one was based around the needs of my wife. Although she enjoyed the initial Gourmet Herb kit  we rarely cook with dill or chives so these went to waste. In contrast we found that one coriander and a single basil plant was insufficient for our needs. So we took the Master Gardener kit and some of the Sutton Seed kits that we also sell and made up three basil and four coriander seed pods.

 The seeds were planted on 05/04/2008 and first signs of life from the Basil were seen on 11/04/2008. The coriander is still not poking up from the sponges – but I checked inside yesterday and the seeds have germinated so it is only a matter of time. It seems to take a little longer for our packet seeds to germinate than the ones supplied within the seed kits – and we have asked the American makers of the Aerogarden if this is always the case (we will let you know).

Unfortunately the picture does not give you much. We will post updated pictures below as the growing continues.

 15/04/2008

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20/04/2008

As you can see a lot has happened in the last week. All but one of the seed pods have germinated and are showing strong signs of growth. One coriander seed – often one of the hardest seeds to grow – has not germinated. In its place we put some cress seeds in on Monday – they are already the same size as all the other herb plants!

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28/04/2008

Another busy week. One of the basil seems to have died and I will replace this with some new seeds this week.

Week Three

14/05/2008 

Apart from my wife deciding to use a load of coriander in a Curry paste on Sunday night the garden is progressing well

 Master Gardener 14/05/2008

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