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Unknown variety of thyme
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Plant Data
Min germination temp: 21°C (70°F)
Max germination temp: 26°C (79°F)
Germination time: 7 days
Time to transplanting: +14 days
Time to harvesting: +70 days
Mature height: 20-30cm (8-12in)
Mature spread: 20-30cm (8-12in)
Ideal pH range: 6.0 - 7.0
Growing plant spacing: 30cm (12in)
References: [1][2][3]
Hardiness Zones
Ideal Hardiness Zones
· · · · · 5 6 7 8 9 · · ·

Common Thyme is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe and is much cultivated as a culinary herb.

Planner[edit | edit source]

Sow (under glass)
Transplant (into pots)
Transplant (outdoors)
Harvest (year 1)
Harvest (year 2+)



Growing[edit | edit source]

If you do not have a garden in which to grow thyme, it will grow on a windowsill which receives sufficient light.[2]

Location[edit | edit source]

Choose a well-drained sunny spot.[2]

Sowing[edit | edit source]

Sow seeds in trays of seed compost in a coldframe.[3]

Transplanting[edit | edit source]

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 8cm (3in) pots of potting compost.[3]

Plant outdoors in autumn.[3]

Harvesting[edit | edit source]

Pick sprigs of thyme when needed.[3]

Continued care[edit | edit source]

Divide plants every three years and replant.[2]

Troubles[edit | edit source]

Full troubles list: Mint troubles

Thyme is generally free of pests and diseases.[3]

References[edit | edit source]


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Thyme varieties
T. caespititius Azores thyme
T. × citriodorus Lemon thyme · Silver thyme
T. herba-barona Caraway thyme
T. praecox Creeping red thyme · Mother-of-thyme
T. pulegioides Broad leaf thyme
T. serpyllum Creeping thyme · Creeping white thyme · Minor · Pink chintz
T. vulgaris Common thyme
  1. Common Thyme. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.
  2. a b c d Hessayon, D.G. (2009). The Vegetable & Herb Expert. Transworld Publishers, London. p. 138. ISBN 9780903505468
  3. a b c d e f g (1994). Food From Your Garden & Allotment. Reader's Digest Association Ltd, London. P. 218. ISBN 978276443367
  4. How to grow the herb Thyme. Retrieved: 2010-09-05.