Keep your mint contained. It will take over your garden if you don't. If you don't like the look of pots, just plant the entire pot into the ground. This will prevent the mint from spreading and give the appearance of it being platnted directly in the ground.
I like to plant sage of many varieties, especially like the fragrant pineapple sage; variegated sage looks very pretty & the best thing about sage is that it comes back! And, it's very hardy. One of our Thanksgiving traditions is to go our in the garden & pick sage for the stuffing on Thanksgiving morning.
I've haven't had much luck with cilantro, either. I think maybe the key is successive planting, same as lettuces & spinach. That's what I am going to try to do this year.
Of all the varieties of tomatoes, I like the sweet 100's best. They take little time to mature & they are abundant all summer long. By end of July we have bowls full of them & are eating them like candy. I will also plant one or two beefsteaks, and some early girl & romas.
There is nothing quite like sending your child out into the garden with a basket to harvest herbs & vegetables for the table to help them understand our connection to the earth.
I can't believe I ate the whole thing!