I’m not so sure the cilantro is going to survive. It laid over in the dirt and did not get back up even with a good watering, but the peppers and tomatoes were all very happy to be outdoors!
And so were the mint, rosemary, and oregano! We put the mint and oregano in the garden pots the black-eyed susans had been in and put the whole thing in the ground. Hopefully they won’t be tempted to stage a garden takeover now.
Amazing what a little mulch can do. This area still had standing water in spots, and we were in mud with water squishing up around our shoes while planting, but the mulch helped with that problem. I started more black-eyed susans a few days ago, so we hope to add them here in a couple months. We need to fill this area with plants as much as possible to help control the water issues. This is the wettest May on record for our area, though we should not complain since we’ve been in drought conditions for over a year.