Spring into Herbs: Growing Guide for Cilantro, Basil & Thyme

Spring into Herbs: Growing Guide for Cilantro, Basil & Thyme

Happy April everyone! Spring is officially here, but the weather in SoCal has been a wild ride! This month, we're kicking off an herb series to help you bring the taste of freshness to your cooking. Get ready for some fun TikTok and YouTube videos coming soon, but for now, let's dive into some quick tips for growing these fantastic herbs:


  • Cooler Weather Lover: Cilantro thrives in moderate temperatures.
  • The Crack Trick: For better germination, gently crack open the cilantro seeds before planting.
  • Cozy and Sunny: Plant the seeds in well-draining soil, cover with a thin layer of dirt, and keep them moist (but not soggy!). Cilantro prefers indirect sunlight with some direct sun mixed in.


  • Fast and Furious: Basil is a superstar grower, rewarding you with tons of leaves quickly.
  • Planting Simplified: Similar to cilantro, just press the seeds lightly into the soil and cover them slightly.
  • Sun Worshipper: Give your basil plenty of love from the sun. Aim for at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for a thriving basil bush.


  • Fragrant Favorite: Thyme adds a delightful aroma to your dishes and thrives in well-draining soil.
  • Tiny Seed, Big Flavor: Thyme seeds are small, so be gentle! Lightly sprinkle them on the soil and barely cover them. Too much pressure can hinder germination.
  • Sun Seeker: Thyme enjoys 6-8 hours of sunlight a day. Once established, it will practically grow like a weed (in a good way!).

Bonus Tip: All these herbs benefit from regular harvesting. Pinching off leaves encourages bushier growth and provides you with a steady supply of fresh herbs for your culinary creations!

Stay tuned for our upcoming herb series on TikTok and YouTube, where we'll take a deeper dive into growing these herbs and more! In the meantime, happy planting!