How to Grow Cilantro from Stem Cuttings of Grocery Store Bunch

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Learn everything about How to Grow Cilantro from Stem Cuttings and propagate the herb easily from the leftover store brought supply!

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How to Grow Cilantro from Stem Cuttings

1. Buy a Cilantro Bunch with Roots

How to Grow Cilantro from Stem Cuttings

Get a bunch of cilantro from a grocery store or an organic garden along with roots. Make sure the herbs are fresh and have some roots attached to them. This will help you to grow them easily at home.

Avoid selecting a bunch with no roots, as this will reduce your chances.

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2. Snip Away the Leaves

Snip Away the Leaves
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After using the herb in your kitchen, do not throw away the bottom part, as that can be used to grow a new cilantro plant! Keep the bottom stem, along with the roots. Make sure it has a minimum of half to 1 inch of roots at the bottom and some stem, as shown in the picture.

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2. Wash the Cuttings

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Wash the stems thoroughly in clean water to leave no traces of chemicals. This will also give you time to inspect and reject the stems that are damaged or the ones that have little to no root.

3. Planting the Cuttings in Soil

Planting the Cuttings in Soil
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Fill a medium-sized pot with a well-draining potting mix and poke holes using your finger. Now, plant the cuttings in individual holes, water well and place the pot where it gets bright light for the most part of the day and some morning sunlight. Avoid keeping it at a too shaded spot.

Refrain from overwatering the herb. Water only when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch.

4. Space them Evenly

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While planting the cuttings, it is important that you space them evenly in the pot. The best rule to follow is to space them 2 inches apart. This will give the roots enough room to grow.

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5. Fertilizing

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To help the plant grow better and promote lush growth, it would be a good idea to feed it with a balanced liquid fertilizer, diluted to half of its strength, once in 2 weeks. Do this once your cilantro cuttings are established.

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6. Harvesting

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The cuttings will be ready to harvest in 35-45 days from the date of planting. Do not harvest more than 50% of the herb to help it keep growing again. Just cut the leaves from the top and the plant will continue to grow fresh leaves for 3-4 times more.

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