Thyme

百里香

(Thymus vulgaris)

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Photo Credit: Yates

Growing Facts

Hong Kong Warm Growing Season (May-August)

At least 6 hours of sunlight daily 

It does best under full sun but will tolerate some shade

Low amount of water

Thyme is fairly drought tolerant so it only needs an occasional watering once established 

 

Plant in a well-draining container that is at least 10 inches deep and fill with potting soil

Keep the soil moist but not overly wet and fertilize occasionally

Plant the thin seedlings 12 inches apart when they are 2 to 3 inches tall in rows 16 to 24 inches apart

Fun Facts
Thyme is originated from the Mediterranean region where the climate is hot and dry
Unlike some herbs that have to be eaten freshly, Thyme's flavor is as good after it's dried 
Thyme is commonly used in cooking and has approximately 60 varieties of the plant
The Thyme oil extracted can have antiseptic qualities
The antiseptic qualities of Thyme can be used to treat bronchitis (Consult your doctor before you experiment with treatments!)
生長說明

香港夏季生長期 (5月至8月)

 

每日至少6小時日照

百里香最好處於陽光充足的地方,但它亦能容忍少許暗的地方。

澆水量:

植物容器要排水性能良好的容器,至少10寸深

 

 植物容器有至少30厘米,排水性能良好的容器最佳

保持泥土濕潤但不能過濕,間中施肥。

種植時,2-3棵為一組,每組相隔6英寸

趣聞

百里香源自氣候乾燥炎熱的地中海地區

與其他香料不同,曬乾後的百里香味道更好

百里香是常見的食材,有多於60種百里香

百里香油可具有殺菌功效

百里香可用於治療支氣管炎(使用前請先諮詢醫生意見)

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