Guest Author - Rebecca Lee Graf
There are numerous climates on this earth. Tropical, cold, wet, dry, or mild are a few of the climates that animals and plants find themselves growing in. It can be a struggle when living in particular climates to find the right herbs that can survive. Many herbs require lots of moisture which means that a dry climate is not ideal. Other herbs do not need to be watered often so living in a rainforest is not ideal.
Living in a dry climate can be especially challenging. There can be very little water. The soil can be porous or thick clay. Dry climates can be far north, far south, or even right on the equator.
The challenge of the dryness and issues with soil type can be resolved just by using the right type of soil in pots and keeping it watered. In that case, any herb can grow in the dry climate but thriving is another thing altogether. Those herbs that are made for dry climates are the ones that will thrive and give the highest flavor, production, and quality. It is these herbs that someone living in dry climates can use with ease.
When looking for the right herbs in a dry climate, talk with your local nursery to see what works best. They will be the most knowledge for your area of the world. Also talk with experts online and herbalists. You can always experiment with herbs not typically found in dry climates to see how they work when tended to. This can cost money as many plants will die in the experiment.
Which plants work best in dry climates? Which ones do not need moisture and can live through periods of no water? There are more than you might imagine. Many of them thrive in such conditions. Here is a list of some herbs that can successfully grow in dry climates. Once again, talk to a local expert to verify which ones grow best in your area.
Blue Gum eucalyptus
Joe Pye Weed
St. Johnís Wort