While I was pulling some weeds around these plants coming up I smelled the wonderful scent of cilantro and upon looking thought, wow, these do look like cilantro! I pulled a leaf and sure enough it was! That's when my brain remember what I just wrote in the previous paragraph. I'm thrilled, I love cilantro! Maybe I'll have enough to dry this year before it bolts.
So the lesson, apparently cilantro re-seeds really well even when someone digs around in the dirt. Who knows maybe that helped? And a few of the lettuce seeds are sprouting too, though they are smaller than the cilantro yet.
I had just bought a small 3 pack for $1.19 at Sheltons last week thinking I'll try one more year to see if I can get much before it bolts. If I can be lucky enough to get it to re-seed every year like this it's definitely worth growing.
By the way, if you are local Sheltons had cinnamon basil, lavender, parsley and cilantro (labeled coriander) in the little 3 pack pots for 1.19 each. For that price I'll by them. Most places sell herbs in larger pots, one plant for 2.99 or more. This is much more reasonable if you can find them. I just picked up the cilantro (thinking I needed it) and I couldn't resist the cinnamon basil for that price even though I have probably 20 little basil seedlings growing.
They had regular basil in large pots for $2.99 and I smelled to my hearts content but just can't bring myself to pay that price when it's so easy to start yourself!