I forgot to plant cilantro, but mother natures got my back


Being busy with work and a new baby at home, I completely forgot to plant my cilantro.  Though I got a little surprise when I pulled back the shredded leaves I used on my beds…I nice blanket of cilantro seedlings, almost like mother nature knew I was going to be lacking focus this season.

I was pretty good about picking my cilantro (or coriander at this point) at the end of the season a little prior to the flowers were completely dried out to allow for crop rotation.  Crop rotation is the process of moving species of plants to alternate locations to prevent build-up of specie specific diseases, fungi, or miscellaneous annoying pests.  By not planting the same plants in the location for a couple years this causes these undesirables to die off making it safer to plant at that location on the third year.


In the previous years I have been lazy and just let the plants self seed but after 3 years probably a good idea to move things around…oh well maybe next year.

3 Responses to “I forgot to plant cilantro, but mother natures got my back”

  1. Nell Jean Says:

    A little laissez-faire in the garden brings some nice surprises.

  2. Matthew Levy Says:

    What a pleasent suprize! My cilantro not only failed to plant itself, but is failing to sprout when I planted it. I planted it both in my aquaponic grow bed as well as im soil but after almost two weeks nothing yet!

  3. Earl Says:

    Who is Mother Nature? Is she married to Father God? I used to say “Mother Nature”, too. I think it’s a clever way to distract us away from God. God designed that cilantro and he set up our laws of nature, too. You could just as easily say, “God’s got my back”. He will protect you if you ask Jesus into your heart. Jesus is alive and will return for vengeance against those that did not repent. I hope you pray and ask to be saved. It’s a free gift.

    BTW, I like cilantro, too, and have also seen it self-seeding. It’s good stuff! (Thanks, God, for a good design.)


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