Thyme 'Common'

Thymus vulgaris

How to grow Thyme 'Common'

  • Full Sun

  • Low

Requires full sun and very well-drained, alkaline soil. Water sparingly. Cut back woody stems to maintain shape. Replace every 3 years to maintain flavour.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Common is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Ideally plant in sandy soil and try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 6.0 and 7.0 as Common likes to be in weakly acidic soil to neutral soil.

Growing Common from seed

Look to ensure a distance 11.7 inches (30.0 cm) between Common seeds when sowing to make sure your seedlings have enough space. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Common about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Common

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Common is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Common

Thyme Common Etymology

The species name vulgaris is from the Latin vulgus (“the multitude, the masses”) +‎ -āris, and means “common”, “usual”, or “commonly known” 1.