what are the Mediterranean herbs?
All I'm asking is to please answer the questions I asked; please don't tell me 'look in the search box' or treat me as stupid for asking the questions.
If I knew the answers to the questions I'm asking, I wouldn't be asking them. I also have no experience with herb gardening, so that makes things more confusing.
Based on research I've been doing with herb gardening, Mediterranean herbs like dry and gravely soil that is sandy.
However what are the Mediterranean herbs? The only ones I know of are lavender and rosemary. I'm not sure of the others, which is why I'm asking; what are they?
Also with Mediterranean herbs, I heard that once they're established they don't need to be watered at all.
Is this true? I know with something like cactus, you still have to water it just not very often; it still requires watering though. Is this the rule of thumb for Mediterranean herbs that like dry soil?
Oh I had one other question about the type of soil mixture herbs in general like. I know veggies like loamy, rich, 'black' soil that is fertile.
However do herbs prefer a 'nutrient poor' sandy soil that is light on compost/fertilizer?
Below is a 'soil mixture' i found that is suitable for lavender. Since other Mediterranean herbs prefer a dry soil too, would the soil mix below work for them as well?
* one part finished compost
* one part pumice or perlite
* one part coarse sand
* one part fine soil
* lime to adjust ph to at least 7.0 (depends on amount of mix prepared)
* a few crushed eggshells (optional - provides alkaline ph as they degrade)
The final question I have is does a soil mixture for herbs need to have compost or some sort of fertilizer added or is it not necessary?
I'm asking this cause I know it's necessary for growing veggies, so I'm wondering if that rule applies to herb gardening as well.