How to build a straw bale garden, this site has more information... I did it this year and I'm amazed at the size of my tomatoes! I put them around my Rhubarb patches and I was harvesting rhubarb into late September! Give this a try
Growing Cilantro - Sunset Sow seeds thickly in a wide, shallow container; then, as soon as plants are 3 to 4 inches tall and sporting a couple of cuttable leaves, use scissors to cut off some foliage for cooking as shown. Shear from a different section of the container every time, rotating the pot as you go and never letting plants in any area mature. By the time you get back to the first section harvested, new leaves will have appeared.