Plant name- Thyme
Height – 5 to 8 Inch
Pot size – 6 inch
Thyme, Thymus vulgaris, is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub in the family Lamiaceae grown primarily for its leaves which are used as a herb. Thethyme plant has an erect or ascending growth habit and possesses many woody, branching stems.
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Thyme,Thymus vulgaris, is a small, perennial, evergreen shrub in the family Lamiaceae grown primarily for its leaves which are used as a herb. The thyme plant has an erect or ascending growth habit and possesses many woody, branching stems. The leaves of the thyme plant are linear or elliptical and are arranged alternately on the stems.
The thyme plant can be grown from seed, but frequently people choose to avoid growing thyme seeds. Thyme seeds are difficult to germinate and can take a long time to sprout. If you would like to grow thyme from seeds, follow these steps for growing thyme seeds:-
- Gently scatter seeds over the soil in the container you will be planting thyme seeds.
- Next, gently scatter soil over the seeds.
- Water thoroughly.
- Cover with plastic wrap.
- Place the container in a warm location.
- Seeds will germinate in one to 12 weeks.
- Once thyme seedlings are 4 inches high, plant them where you will be growing thyme in your garden.
Normally, a thyme plant is grown from a division. Thyme is easy to divide. In the spring or fall, find a mature thyme plant. Use a spade to gently lift the clump of thyme up from the ground. Tear or cut a smaller clump of thyme from the main plant, making sure there is a root ball intact on the division. Replant the mother plant and plant the division where you would like to grow the thyme herb.
The flavor of the thyme plant benefits from active neglect. Growing thyme in poor soil with little water will actually cause the thyme to grow better. For this reason, thyme herb is an excellent choice for xeriscaping or low water landscapes. In the late fall, if you live in an area that freezes, you’ll want to mulch the thyme plant. Be sure to remove the mulch in the spring.