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Thyme in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Thymus Vulgaris

 

Thyme

Thyme is a culinary, medicinal and ornamental herb. The small, pungent leaves can be used in stuffings, usually with other herbs, and for flavouring many meat dishes. Thyme is easy to grow.

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plant Features
  • Thyme likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Thyme likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Thyme is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Thyme likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Thyme

Latin name

Thymus Vulgaris

type

Herb

family

Lamiaceae

ph

4.5 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Thyme likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Thyme is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Thyme likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Thyme likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Thyme is 0.35meters x 0.35meters 0.35 M 0.35 M

Thymus Vulgaris

Thyme is a culinary, medicinal and ornamental herb. The small, pungent leaves can be used in stuffings, usually with other herbs, and for flavouring many meat dishes. Thyme is easy to grow.


Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

To grow thyme from seed, sow into small pots (5cm diameter) in potting compost in early Spring, indoors, or in a greenhouse. Cover with a very thin layer of potting compost and keep the pots warm. Seedlings should emerge within a week. Thin to 2-3 seedlings and keep the compost moist.

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Propagating thyme by cuttings is very easy - you can really just break a piece of and stick it in the soil, and chances are it will grow! The proper way is to take several cuttings 3"-4".Remove the leaves from the lower 2", and place the cuttings around the edge of a pot of compost. Water.

 

Flowering

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Thyme flowers through the Summer months.

 

Planting

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Plant out seedlings or cuttings grown indoors, into well-draining soil. Space about 6" apart. Water well when first planted, and thereafter water only when the soil is dry

 
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