Oregano thyme and incense, special in ... all sauces!
Thyme is an essence used since ancient times for primarily medicinal purposes, in particular as a natural antibiotic to combat all respiratory diseases. There are many varieties of the Thyme: in this composition we find the variegated thyme with very minute leaves of dark green and yellow. It belongs to the same family as lavender and is used very extensively in the kitchen, to garnish meats and fish or even to prepare excellent liqueurs. It is a very resistant aromatic herb that suffers very little temperature changes: the important thing is to place it in a very bright area. The ideal soil for the thyme is mixed and rich in organic matter, and should leave the plant very transpiring. It does not require excessive irrigation, which could cause mold and attract insects.
Oregano is well known in food use, especially in the regions of southern Italy: its dried leaves, chopped and used in many foods (just mention one, typically Italian: pizza!) Can give a very special taste. Oregano also has a quality that perhaps not everyone knows: it is a good repellent even for ants! It also has many healing properties as it is an excellent anti-inflammatory.
The oregano should be irrigated little, because it does not tolerate water stagnation. It grows well in very bright areas and with hot temperatures (this is why it is widely used in the Mediterranean) and does not require fertilization!
The incense plant or Plectranthus coleoides, is a perennial and evergreen herbaceous plant of tropical origin. Presents some curious green leaves variegated white, covered with a light hair and with the famous smell of incense that is effective even against mosquitoes, as well as being widely used in religious customs. In addition to this, it has numerous herbal properties for the human body.
The incense, during the summer, should be irrigated abundantly, while in winter the waterings should be reduced significantly. In the same period it is indicated to fertilize incense every 10-15 days.
The container is composed of two pretty vintage wooden drawers, enriched by a black top scoop.