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Thyme Thymus mongolicus

How to sow thyme: Transplant cuttings or seedlings or direct seed indoors

Sun requirement for thyme: Plant in Full Sun

Thyme has been planted 55 times by Growstuff members.

Thyme is a perennial evergreen herb in the Lamiaceae (Mint) family. It is related to Oregano. Thyme is cold-hardy to -28.8 °C and a perennial in US Hardiness zones 5-8. Thyme can live for 5-6 years but needs to be divided or replaced after 3-4 years. It can be used fresh or dried to season dishes.

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Predictions

Perennial

living more than two years

First harvest expected

19 weeks after planting

Height

25cm

Spread

15cm

Row Spacing

30cm

Companions

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Photos

Thyme crops

Thyme plantings

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by amy

Thyme harvests

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Sunniness

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Harvested for

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Varieties

cantueso

cantueso

Thymus moroderi
caraway thyme

caraway thyme

Thymus herba-barona
common thyme

common thyme

Thymus vulgaris
creeping thyme

creeping thyme

Thymus praecox
Hungarian thyme

Hungarian thyme

Thymus pannonicus
lemon thyme

lemon thyme

Thymus citriodorus

Crop Map

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What people are saying about thyme

Coming together

by shawnacscott,

This weekend I had two full days to really focus on the yard, and I made the most of it. With the intermittent help of several others over the course of the weekend, I got both easement planter boxes filled with compost and soil, cleaned up and weeded the alley, got the stump pulled from the coni...

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Introduction from Wendy

by Mshathvri,

Hi! I'm Wendy and I live in Livermore, California, USA. I live in the suburbs and have been learning about permaculture for two years now. Right now my project is slowly converting my lawn into a food forest, one module at a time. I began with a 10x20 starter garden on the north side of my hou...

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Seeking advice on fledgling plant & bushy thyme plant

by ribbonknight,

The first plant is a [cucumber](crop), Mexican sour [gherkin](crop), which I've grown from seed. Firstly, yay, the things I grew from seed this year have been way more successful than last year! The cucumber looks like this: ![alt text](http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/oo177/tikalee19/2013...

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This was going to contain much more whining about our landlords

by Skud,

... but I'm tired of it, so I won't. I just wish our mutual understanding of the term "quiet enjoyment" involved fewer inspections and more autonomy in the garden. Anyway. The other day I picked up some herbs from the CERES nursery, and on Monday I planted them along the front fence: ![he...

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