Thyme Plant Information

Thyme Plant Info and Uses

Thyme Plant Wiki

 

Thyme is a perennial short shrub with average height of 8 inches (20 cm) and an average productive lifespan of 6 years. It belongs to the family of Lamiaceae (the family of lavender, rosemary and mints). The plant grows from spring to autumn. It blooms during summer (July in most areas of US). There are over 200 different species of thyme, with Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) being the most popular and widespread.

Thyme is cultivated in many countries worldwide with a great range of climate conditions (Russia, Poland, Switzerland, USA, Spain, France, Italy, Morocco, South Africa and others). The plant is cultivated for its aromatic leaves that are rich in essential oil and can also have culinary uses. Thyme essential oil has been found to have antibacterial, antispasmodic, diuretic, hypertensive, calming and many other properties. The essential oil of thyme has been recognized as a global respected commodity, as it is used in many industries (Pharmaceutical, Personal Health Care, Detergent, Insecticides etc.).

Thyme highly attracts bees. Honeybees that forage in thyme farms produce a high quality honey of strong unique flavor. Thyme honey is one of the premium types of honey and can be marketed at high prices.

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1.) Thyme Plant Information

2.) Growing Thyme at home

3.) Growing Thyme for Profit

4.) Thyme Growing Conditions

5.) Thyme Plants Propagation and Planting

6.) How to grow Thyme from Seed

7.) How to grow Thyme from Cuttings

8.) Thyme Water Requirements

9.) Thyme Fertilizer Requirements

10.) Thyme Weed Control

11.) Thyme Harvesting

12.) Thyme Essential Oil Yield

13.) Q&As Thyme

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