The Cilantro Saga
There are three plants that hate me. In turn, I repeatedly grow them, only to confirm -- yup, they hate me.
One is the Gardenia -- of which I've wrote plenty on this forum. The other is the Maidenhair Fern -- which also dies a slow death around me. And of the herbs -- cilantro tends to dislike me immensely.
So in previous attempts -- I'll plant cilantro in the pots I want them in and none of the seeds would germinate. I plant them in their own cells - and upon transplant, they up and die on me within a day or two.
So this time, in my effort to fool them and Mother Nature simultaneously, I've gone against everything I've ever been told about cilantro, and taken tiny little sprouts that came up just a couple of days ago in a tiny pot and plucked one out (that was basically growing right next to one of the other seedlings) to plant in this slightly bigger pot, and cut the soil in half to move the other two. I made it a slightly more acidic mix, very aerated, and will see where these three things end up.
You figure if you do exactly as you *should* and the things die on you -- then it's entirely logical to do all the things you shouldn't do and perhaps it shall live!