As an afterthought, I sprinkled cilantro seeds along the edge of the bed just along the wood. Who knew it would have done so well that I would have to freeze some to keep up with the growth! I've seen little squares of frozen cilantro and basil for sale at Trader Joe's so I figured it would be easy to do, and it is.
Step 1: pick your cilantro (or other herb), chop into very small pieces:
Step 2: Squish into an ice tray and freeze:
Step 3: pop out of the ice tray and store any way you like:
Super easy and now I can enjoy cilantro all winter long. I did the same thing with basil a few days later. Now if only the tomatoes would ripen I can eat salsa and caprese salad.....
Garden tally so far:
- blueberries: 42
- strawberries: 35
- salads: 3 large
- zucchini: 8
- cilantro: 5 large bunches
- green beans: 234 (2.7 pounds)
- carrots: 51
- basil: more than I can count!