Thyme Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Lamiaceae
Plant Type:
Perennial
Typical Season:
Season Typical
Typical Zones Grown In:
5,6,7,8,9
Growing Difficulty:
Difficulty

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
When to Direct Sow:
March,April,May
When to Start Indoors:
January,March,February,April,May,June,July,August,September,October,November,December
Sprouting Time:
14-21 days
Soil Temperature (C):
15-21°C
Depth:
0mm (Plant on surface of moist soil))
Spacing (cm):
23-38cm (9-15″)
Row Spacing (cm):
23-38cm (9-15″)
Sun Exposure:
Part Shade,Full Sun
Maturity Time:
80 to 100 days
When To Harvest:
May,June,July,August,September,October,April,March,November
How to Harvest:
Harvest thyme just before the plant flowers by cutting off the top five to six inches of growth. Leave the tough, woody parts. It's best to harvest thyme in morning after the dew has dried. Clean leaves should not be washed, because it removes some of the essential oils.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Leaves
Potential Health Benefits:
Acne,Skin Health,Blood Pressure,Cough,Immune Health,Disinfectant ,Yeast,Cancer Fighting ,antibacterial

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Strawberry,Kale,Broccoli,Cauliflower,Brussel Sprouts,Collards
What Plants to Avoid:
Parsley,Cilantro,Basil,Chive
Common Pests:
spider mites and aphids
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
Grow Thyme indoors for year round production if you have adequate lighting. If you have a grow tent you can create a year-round herb supply quite easily.

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