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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 15°C and 25°C. (Show °F/in)
  • Space plants: 25 - 30 cm 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

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:
12 Apr 16, Bob Dobbs (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I sent in a reply to the above query, but it appears to have been posted elsewhere - and not directly under Sylvanna's request.
24 Sep 12, Alice (Australia - temperate climate)
Never water at night always in early morning
03 Jul 11, Hank (Australia - temperate climate)
I have never had any luck with thyme as it always dies on me. Any suggestions welcome. Hank
06 Dec 11, MArtin (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I'm in (sub-) tropical Barbados. Same here: My thyme dies after 2-3 months, leaves getting smaller, get lost, whole plant dries out. Tried different locations from sunny to shady - same result. I thought it might need regular cutting, but the instructions above say harvest sparely. What can we do?
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