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   Matriarchy's Herb, Thyme x 1 Harvesting

Plant: Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) | Variety: Common

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Started lots of thyme from seed. I use a lot in cooking, and I want to use it as groundcover in various places. I winter-sowed them in milk jugs and got a lot of action, but a hail storm smashed some of it. I have about 10 good sprouts left in pots. I want more, and more variety – love lemon thyme to cook with.

I lost these, spring 2012 when it was very dry. I wasn’t thinking about having to water things in pots so early in the season. Will resow in 2013 and plant out in the new front sun bed.


Planting Data

Thyme (2032)
Common (284)

Purchased from Burpee Seeds

Matriarchy's Herb, Thyme Care Instructions

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Thyme 'Common' seeds when sowing to make sure your seedlings have enough space.

Thyme 'Common' normally grows to a mature height of 30.0 cm (that's 11.7 inches imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.

Thyme 'Common' likes a position of full sun light, which is a perfect fit for your garden.

Try to apply water fairly sparingly.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (6) is within the ideal range for Thyme 'Common'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 9.

Thyme 'Common' requires a soil ph of 6.0 - 7.0 meaning it does best in acidic to neutral soil.

More information about Herb, Thyme is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Herb, Thyme Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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