Herbs encompasses a lot of different plants with many different growing requirements
The Mediterranean herbs like oregano, thyme, sage, rosemay, marjoram, lavender, do like to be in the sun and in well drained soil and do not need a lot of fertilizer or a lot of water once they are established. Gray leafed herbs in general like these conditions.
Then there are the mints and their relatives, basil, perilla, lemon balm. They prefer a richer soil and to be kept evenly moist.
There are also the herbs that require special conditions cilantro does not like heat, dill does not like rain (neither does lavender, the leaves will turn black), borage, nasturtiums, cammomile, caraway, fenugreek, like it cool but not so wet. Culantro can handle wet soil, but likes to be in the shade.
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