Outdoor-Shades or Indoor
12" to 18"
- About Thyme
- How To Grow Thyme
- Benefits of Thyme
- Maintenance Tips
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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 leaves are densely covered in minute hair and have numerous red-brown oil glands on the surface which take the appearance of small dots. The leaves can be green or variegated.
Potting Soil Mix
Water Soluable Fertilizer, All Purpose Fertilizer
Every 3-4 Month
1. Grow thyme in full sun within coastal areas or under partial shade in hot inland locations. Avoid growing under heavy shade since the plants will become leggy and lose their coloring.
2. Look for a soil pH of between 6.9 to 7.5, which is the acceptable range. Sprinkle a 1/2 tablespoon of hydrated lime around the base of the plant if the soil pH is 6.9 or below. Water well.
3. Mulch around the base of thyme plants with a thin layer of horticultural sand to distribute water evenly into the soil, which will help prevent fungal infections in the roots.
4. Water thyme plants to a depth of 1 inch every 10 to 15 days during the summer months. Cease watering in early autumn several weeks before the first rain.
5. Cut back thyme plants by one-third in spring after the last frost. Snip the branches just below where the newest growth emerges. Use clean, sharp floral snips or pruning shears. Pinch off uneven growth during the summer months to encourage branching, but cease pruning at least one month before the first expected autumn frost.
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1. If you have cold winters, remember to lightly mulch around the plants after the ground freezes.
2. Water normally and remember to trim the plants.
1. Avoid hard rejuvenation pruning.