Growing Thyme at home



Thyme plant care

Thyme plant is fairly easy to grow, provided we have a well-drained soil with partial or full day exposure to direct sunlight. The things to consider are the following:

  • Thyme can be grown from seeds or cuttings. Growing from seed is difficult for an amateur gardener, as the germination rates are low. Thyme can be easily propagated by getting healthy and mature stems, cuttings or divisions from a mature, healthy and well established plant. Read more
  • Choosing the right spot for planting our thymes is important, as it is a highly invasive plant that can extend to unwanted parts of our property. We must be proactive and restrict the plant through natural obstacles (rocks etc.) well before it finds the way to invade other parts of our yard. Moreover, full sun and good soil drainage are necessary for growing healthy thyme plants, as the plants often suffer and die from root rots.
  • After planting our thymes, if there are no rainfalls, we can water them when the soil is completely dry, especially during the first year. However, we must not over-irrigate and never make the soil soggy.
  • We can harvest fresh leaves from late spring to early autumn. Keep in mind that if we cut the plants very short, they will be unprotected against winter cold and may not survive the winter.
  • Although the plant can perform well in the average soil, we can support its efforts by adding a balanced fertilizer during spring or autumn and irrigate well.
  • In most cases, the upper part of the plant will shrink and wither during winter, but it will regenerate from the next spring.
  • After 5-6 years, you will have to destroy your mature thyme plants and plant new seedlings.

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Q&As Thyme Plant

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