Hints for sowing basil, cilantro, etc.
I've just planted out the basil I sowed indoors in April, and it seems to be taking off in the garden. Cilantro is already starting to bolt.
For later crops, I'd like to get a new batch started every couple of weeks. Of course, the danger of frost has now passed. I'm reluctant to sow directly into the garden because a hot spell might dry out the seeds or seedlings, but I don't want a flat of plants to bake indoors either. (Since I'm away sometimes for several days at a time, I can't check on them daily.)
I suppose I could have the drip irrigation system come on for a few minutes each morning to moisten the seed bed (and the rest of the garden), and/or leave the air conditioning on while I'm away to keep the seedlings at a steady temperature.