I started several herbs from seed, and all that sprouted are doing well except for my dill and cilantro. Both are in 4" tall pre-potting/planting containers, and both had reached a height of about 1.5-2" before essentially wilting.
Right now, both plants are still green, but the stalks are like overcooked spaghetti. This happened rather suddenly, over the last two days.
Plants are set in front of an east-facing window, in a room with an ambient temperature around 65-68 degrees F. They receive a misting of water in the morning and again at night (2-3 sprays from a bottle set on low mist), which keeps the soil damp, but not saturated. Containers are biodegradable and water-sensitive and do not feel saturated or damp to the touch, so there is not a large excess of water in the soil that I can tell.
Can I save these little guys, or should I dump them and restart? Did I wait too long to transplant them? The cilantro was rather small, with only 3-4 stalks, but the dill essentially looked like a 1" square patch of grass, very full and thick. Each was grown from planting three seeds in an organic starter pellet.
If you have any other questions, let me know. This is my first attempt at growing anything, so I'm a bit ignorant to processes, methods, and the like.