Posted by Julien Stern | Posted in Gardening | Posted on 30-07-2015
Tags: gardening tips
Thyme is one of the most beautiful and tasty herbs. Being a plant with medicinal properties, but also beautiful and decorative, thyme must find a place in your garden, no matter how big or small it is.
Thyme is a long life perennial plant that grows spontaneously on arid hills around the Mediterranean. There are about 30 different species of thyme. It has small leaves, green-gray interior with curved edges, thin branches and woody stems. From May to August small white or pink flower cones appear.
Thyme has a shaped shrub with a height of about 19 inches. The root is well developed and well branched. The leaves have a short petiole that is lacking for some varieties.
The flowers are small, with sharp aroma and they are arranged in an inflorescence. Brown fruits are very small and may be stored 2-3 years, during which they keep their ability to germinate in a proportion of 70%.
Thyme is a resistant plant and not quite demanding to environmental factors. It needs a lot of light and heat in summer, but it feels perfect at medium temperatures of 77ºF.
It is not demanding in terms of water, being satisfied with what it receives naturally, if in the garden. Thyme grown in pots should be watered only when the soil is dry. A dripping wet drops the essential oil concentration and therefore the flavor.
It can be grown in almost all soil types, but it is sensitive to weeds instead. It should be taking into consideration that in the beginning, plants grow slowly and may be overgrown by weeds.
Thyme Herb Seeds
Thyme is cultivated well in the garden and very well in large pots, to make way for high root systems. Thyme requires nitrogen fertilizer, especially in spring.
Find Them On Amazon
Seedlings are formed from the herb seeds on Amazon, which should be sown directly in the garden or in pots in late March. 0.1 – 0.2 ounces of seeds per square meter are quite enough.
The bushes should be cut in order to grow and extend faster. The plants can be harvested after the first flowering and the branch harvesting should be done at flowering.
You may use thyme to flavor the meat and it also goes well with all kinds of vegetables. It can be used for aromatherapy, but also as a decorative plant.