can I plant these in my garden?
I'm zone 4 / 5 border.
I purchased plants - basil, cilantro, and mint.
I know that mint has a tendency to take over, so this one I will pot up. As far as basil and cilantro, can I just plant these directly in my garden if I'm not here every day to water (our weekend property)?
I'm new to this. Tips on how to harvest are appreciated. Also, I have a food dehydrator. What is the best means for these - freeze or dehydrate?
Any other herbs that you might recommend that will thrive in hot, sandy, dry conditions? (we've added compost to the soil and have an overhead sprinkler set on a timer, but still it gets pretty dry in the heat of summer).