Herb Mediterranean Garden Plants
If you want to grow herbs, then one of the obvious first questions you’ll have is which herb garden plants to choose. You can try herb Mediterranean garden plants. Herb Mediterranean garden plants are warm season plants distinguished by gray or silvery foliage, hairy leaves and woody stems. Herb Mediterranean garden plants will need significant winter protection. These herbs should be planted in late spring to early summer when nighttime temps stay reliably above 50 degrees F. You can plant herbs in early to mid spring if you use gravel mulch around the base to raise the soil temperature and cover the herbs at night to prevent frost damage. Numerous herb Mediterranean garden plants flourish in the dry Mediterranean climate and are featured prominently in regional cooking. Rosemary, lavender and thyme have woody stems and root systems that allow the plants to withstand drought and wind; all three make attractive hedges around other plants in a garden plot or charming container plants. Oregano, basil and mint are well suited to containers and grow quickly in bright sun. These herbs season a variety of Greek, Italian, Provencal and Turkish dishes.