How To Grow Thyme

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I can’t believe that as common as this herb is in our kitchens these days, we still have not given it space on this blog. I mean we have already talked about how to grow lemon balm and also how to grow saffron in past blog posts. Today I will go on and share how to grow thyme, with you.

The good news is that this is not a difficult herb to grow, even beginner gardeners can grow this. There are more different varieties available such as Golden King, Common, Lemon, Garden and Mother Of Thyme. Thyme is often used in various dishes such as but can also be used for decorative purposes. Also it is a perennial, you plant it once and it lasts up to 4 years, just remember to prune at least once each year.

How To Grow Thyme
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • thyme seedlings, cuttings or seeds
  • compost
  • diluted fish emulsion
  • limestone gravel
  • builder’s sand
  • potting soil
  • small container

Growing thyme from seeds is often problem some, due to germination irregularities. Therefore most gardeners recommend that you grow it from seedlings. Best time to plant is after the fall in soil that is at least 70 degrees F. Plant in rows with a spacing between 8 to 12 inches. Make sure that if planted in your garden it is in a nice sunny area.

It requires sandy well drained soil with an alkaline pH between 6.0 and 8.0. After you apply initial compost there is no need to continuously fertilize your plants throughout the season. Apply a mulch though to help with the drainage and minimize root rot. Water your plants only after the area around them has completely dried out. The best time to harvest your Thyme is just before the flowers start to open, which is usually in June and July.

You can follow step by step instructions on Wiki How here…

How To Grow Thyme

You can watch the video below on how to grow thyme…

You can watch the video below on propagating thyme…

You can watch the video below on how to grow thyme from seed…

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