A new wrinkle in my new vegetable garden: cut worms. The hardest thing to keep alive to maturity by far so far: basil.
I don't bother starting basil from seed until shortly before the last frost, when I'll throw a handful of seeds onto a pot of soil and stick it onto a windowsill. My basement fluorescent light set-up is completely given over to tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplants, and peppers.
Next year, I may have to rethink, so I can set sturdy nibble-proof basil plants into the garden. Because, like the cut worms, I consider basil one of the basic food groups.