Saturday, 10 October 2009

Duh!

I'm laughing at my silliness now. Can you remember how I was scratching my head over the coriander (cilantro) seeds that germinated into spinach? It's like chicken eggs hatching into ducklings!

Well, the mystery is solved now that the true leaves have appeared.

A gardener like me should have known that first set of leaves that appears when a seed germinates is called seed leaves. Most plants look similar at this point.

I was just being impatient and anxious of course. The fact that I sowed spinach and coriander near each other doesn't help. They both germinated with sharp seed leaves at the same time. I had expected coriander to start off with round leaves like some vegetables.

Looking at the jagged true leaf that appeared today, there is no mistake these are coriander plants.

And these are my spinach seedlings.

2 comments:

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

coriander finally succeeded, eh! congrats! =)))

charlie hotel said...

D'oh!