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There is an oft bandied around myth which needs to be laid to rest: “perennial herbs do not grow in the cities and plains of Pakistan” which, with the odd exception, is patently untrue!
A ‘perennial herb’ is a culinary or medicinal (sometimes both) plant that lives for a number of years and this number varies according to species. The myth points, quite implacably, at herbs introduced from Europe, the Americas, China and Japan where annual average climatic conditions are so very different than in Pakistan. Such herbs, however, can, with proper care and attention, survive surprising well which is great news for gardeners with herbs in mind. Continue reading