A low-growing hardy perennial, thyme is a fragrant herb with small, fragrant leaves and thin, woody stems. The culinary varieties are evergreen.
Planting and care
- Cut back in spring.
- Avoid wet soils where it tends to rot.
- Let the herb to dry out between watering.
- keep the pot where it will receive at least 6 hours of daylight.
May be grown indoors in pots in a sunny kitchen window. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Space new plants about 6 to 10 inches apart, to form a cover. It cannot grow in the shade. Thyme is one of the easiest herbs to cultivate in pots indoors or out doors.
Sunlight Full sun Watering Medium Soil Loam, Chalk, Sand; Well-drained Temperature 15 to 30 degrees C Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer. Mulch your plants with organic matter like leaf molds, well-rotted animal manure or compost during autumn. Harvest Season Harvest leaves throughout the summer as needed.