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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

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.
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
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?
02 Apr 16, Nicoletta (Australia - temperate climate)
Hello! Is it true tha thyme is good to cure reumathoid arthtrites?
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
04 Sep 16, Norma (Australia - temperate climate)
Nicoletta, I Google, like "Thyme and it's healing benefits" for anything I want to grow, I google for all facts, I live in a unit and have very little garden space, precious little space with sun. Also health needs, and I like the natural way. Norma PS, everyone, I searched everywhere for Horseradish root, or plants. Found 2 at the market, when it is established, I will gladly share pieces of my plant roots, you pay postage. I'm in Toowoomba. Australia only, can't share with WA, sorry.
11 Apr 16, Bob Dobbs (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
The direct 'burning heat' of the sun is your problem. Give your plants a cover, at head height or a little more (so that you can comfortably work under the shade) with WHITE 50 % shade cloth. It will cost a little bit (not too much) to build or string up a frame and to use the shade cloth as a cover, but you will not regret it. This makes a world of difference. All the best, Bob.
22 May 16, Catherine Doris (Australia - tropical climate)
Can thyme be grown as a ground cover in the tropics?
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