Thyme or Thymus vulgaris is an herb known for its culinary uses. This one is great for seasoning a variety of dishes and goes well with meat, olive oil, garlic, etc. Not to mention they’re also used to preserve meats as well. They have round triangular leaves with green foliage with a minty scent.
- Plant height: 4 to 5 inches
- Pot diameter: 3 to 4 inches
We also recommend putting herbs like Thyme in our cocopots as they thrive well in them too.
History & Health Benefits
This herb for sale in Manila is native to the Mediterranean region. Ancient Egyptians would use Thyme as incense and add it to their bathwater. While the Romans would use the herb to flavor their cheese and alcohol. From 460 to 370 BCE, Hippocrates who is the father of Western medicine prescribed the herb for patients with respiratory problems.
Today thyme is also used for its essential oils, which contain thymol. Thus, it can be used in various skin products. In addition, this herb also has anti-bacterial properties which is why it’s used for meat preservation.
This herb for sale in Manila needs at least 6 to 8 hours of full sun a day, meaning, they thrive best outdoors or near a window that has access to bright sunlight. Thymes likes their soil well-draining, sandy, and on the dry side. They like their soil completely dried out in between waterings, so once to twice a day watering should be enough. Make sure that the water completely drains at the bottom of the pot as well.
To propagate this Thyme for sale in Manila, cut off about 6 inches of healthy steam. Remove the leaves on the bottom and plant them in moist soil. Mist them once a day to increase humidity but be careful not to overwater. Make sure to place them in bright indirect sunlight and keep the soil moist. In about 6 weeks or so, it should have developed roots already!
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