How to Grow Coriander in 3 Days at Home?

How to Grow Coriander in 3 Days at Home?

The seed soaking method is the best way to grow Coriander (or dhania) easily and quickly at home.


Do you want to make your own Coriander (also known as cilantro)? Well, it is really an easy-peasy job to grow coriander. It typically takes a few longer than 3 days to grow from seeds to mature plants. We can get quick vegetation by following the steps I discussed below.

Steps to Grow Coriander in 3 Days at Home

First day: Pre-Seeding

  • Select high-quality seeds: Coriander can easily be grown from seeds. Choose healthy coriander seeds from a reputable source. Fresh seeds will have a better germination rate.
  • Soak the seeds: Place the coriander seeds in a small container and cover them with water. Let them soak for about 24 hours. This will help speed up the germination process.

Day 2: Planting the seeds

  • Choose a suitable container: Use a shallow container with drainage holes or a seed tray to plant the soaked coriander seeds.
  • Prepare the soil: Fill the container with a well-draining potting mix. Mix in some organic compost or coco coir to improve moisture retention.
  • Plant the seeds: Create shallow furrows or depressions in the soil using your finger or a stick. Place the soaked seeds in the furrows, spacing them about 1-2 inches apart. Lightly cover the bases with a thin layer of soil.
  • Water gently: Use a spray bottle or a gentle stream of water to moisten the soil. Avoid overwatering, as coriander seeds can rot if the soil is too wet.
  • Cover the container: Place a clear plastic lid or plastic wrap over the container to create a mini-greenhouse effect. This will help retain moisture and warmth, promoting germination.

Day 3: Grow and Care the Coriander

  • Check for germination: After about 24 hours, you may start to see tiny sprouts emerging from the soil. At this point, remove the plastic cover to prevent mold growth.
  • Provide sunlight: Place the container in a location where it receives bright but indirect sunlight. If you don’t have access to natural light, you can use a fluorescent or LED grow light.

    Growing Coriander/cilantro
    Growing Coriander/cilantro
  • Maintain moisture: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mist the soil with water as needed to prevent it from drying out.
  • Thinning: As the seedlings grow, they may become overcrowded. Thin out the weaker seedlings, leaving about 3-4 inches of space between each plant.
  • Fertilize: After the first true leaves appear, you can apply a diluted liquid fertilizer to provide nutrients for healthy growth.

Please note that, it’s recommended to allow the plants to grow for a few weeks before harvesting any leaves for use.

Tarek Siddiki Taki

Hi! This is Tarek Siddiki Taki, a plant science graduate, passionate about biotechnologies and their role in addressing environmental issues. I aim to contribute to the advancement of plant science, particularly in horticulture, climate, and gene behavior. I am dedicated to sharing my knowledge and insights with others through my writing and research.