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Thyme
Thyme Unknown variety
Unknown variety of thyme
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species: Thymus vulgaris
Synonyms

Common thyme
English thyme
French thyme
Garden thyme
Thyme

Plant Data
Min germination temp: 21°C (70°F)
Max germination temp: 26°C (79°F)
Germination time: 7 days
Time to transplanting: +14 days
Time to harvesting: +70 days
Mature height: 20-30cm (8-12in)
Mature spread: 20-30cm (8-12in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 7.0
Growing plant spacing: 30cm (12in)
References: [1][2][3]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
· · · · · 5 6 7 8 9 · · ·

Common Thyme is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe and is much cultivated as a culinary herb.

PlannerEdit

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Sow (under glass)
Transplant (into pots)
Transplant (outdoors)
Harvest (year 1)
Harvest
(year 2+ - best in June/July)

[3][4]

GrowingEdit

If you do not have a garden in which to grow thyme, it will grow on a windowsill which receives sufficient light.[2]

LocationEdit

Choose a well-drained sunny spot.[2]

SowingEdit

Sow seeds in trays of seed compost in a coldframe. Do not cover seeds: they need light to germinate.[3]

TransplantingEdit

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 8cm (3in) pots of potting compost.[3]

Plant outdoors in autumn.[3]

HarvestingEdit

Pick sprigs of thyme when needed.[3]

Continued careEdit

Divide plants every three years and replant.[2]

TroublesEdit

Full troubles list: Mint troubles

Thyme is generally free of pests and diseases.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Common Thyme. myfolia.com. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
  2. a b c d Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 138. ISBN 9780903505468
  3. a b c d e f g (1994). Food From Your Garden & Allotment. Reader's Digest Association Ltd, London. P. 218. ISBN 978276443367
  4. How to grow the herb Thyme. GardenAction.co.uk. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
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