Starting a 'bed' of self-seeding parsley, cilantro, etc.
The herb lady at the farmer's market yesterday suggested that for plants that bolt and reseed, including cilantro, chervil, and parsley, one way to go is to try to have a bed of it, where from spring to frost there are always young plants as well as mature ones to harvest for leaves and flowering ones making new seeds, which fall naturally and sprout. I wouldn't think it would take too much space, and seems like a nice natural way to ensure a fresh supply. It would also be easier than sowing every few weeks into flats; you'd just have to thin the seedlings. Has anyone done this? How has it worked out?