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Growing Thyme, also Common thyme

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Thyme in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays P = Sow seed

  • Grow in seed trays and plant out 6-8 weeks. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 59°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: 10 - 12 inches apart
  • Harvest in 42-52 weeks. Root divisions ready in 3 months.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Dry-environment herbs (oregano,sage), Eggplant, Cabbage

Your comments and tips

10 Apr 16, Bob Dobbs (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I don't know about thyme but 'Gotukola' is said to help with arthritis. Botanical name - Centella asiatica. It is very easy to grow. Look it up on the internet for more info. All the best. Bob
20 May 15, Sharon (South Africa - Semi-arid climate)
I live in the Klein Karoo and growing herbs is a passion of mine. I have difficulty with thyme as it does not do to good in my garden. My water surply is brakkish. Could that be the problem with my herbs?
26 Jan 14, Chris (Australia - temperate climate)
My Thyme is growing wonderfully, but do I cut the flowers off and can you eat the flower aswell??
18 Oct 14, (Australia - temperate climate)
The flowers are completely edible. Leave them on - they attract bees
23 Nov 12, Sudeep (Australia - tropical climate)
Hi I d like to ask some thing about thyme so Where can I buy thyme seed? How much per kilo gram thyme seeds ? After harvesting how much I get a kilo when I sell thyme?
10 Mar 13, Oliver (Australia - temperate climate)
Any large nursery that readily stocks herbs, will sell thyme seed. As for how much per kilogram, well that depends. Proper Nursery's will sell them around 10- 20 dollars, for good healthy seeds. But for the best seeds money can buy, you seriously could look at 100 dollars for a kilo bag.
25 Apr 12, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
if you pick the bad or dead leaves off the plant that will give it more space for new leaves to grow, also harvest it once every two weeks, dont take all the leaves off wilst harvesting as that will wrek it, only take off a few leaves at a time, not the ones on the top, on hot days water near the roots, the during dusk water the leaves.
01 Apr 12, Shaku (Australia - temperate climate)
Can thyme be grown in a pot in melbourne
07 Oct 15, TempestSkye (Australia - temperate climate)
Yes. All of my thyme plants have been growing in pots and doing beautifully.
10 Jan 12, Sylvanna (Australia - tropical climate)
I grew tomatoes, herbs and strawberrys. They are all struggling with the hot summer heat, The tomatoes have tomato fruit and I am using the herbs basil, mint,parsley in cooking: Oregano and coriander are struggling: The strawberries are not going to make it: late afternoon when the heat has dropped I give all the plants a cool light watering to help them. What else could I do to help these plants to get through the hot summer? I welcome all expert advice: Compassionate gardener:
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