5 cm (wild thyme
can be used as ground cover) - 30 cm.
Thyme leaves are small, narrow and
Thyme blooms in
May/June. He makes small pink, purple
or white flowers.
should know before....
Each plant has different
characteristics. Try to take those into account when you determine the
best location for each plant in your vegetable garden. This way you'll
optimize the chances of survival of each plant, and you'll facilitate the
maintenance of your vegetable garden.
sun (lots of sun!) : it improves its perfume.
does not like cold winds.
Thyme is rustic,
but it fears the frost.
Thyme prefers a
soil that's fresh, well drained, dry, light, loosened, and slightly chalky.
only in case of drought (thyme doesn't like humidity).
Learn how to sow,
plant and multiply thyme...
in a garden-frame
thyme in place in March-May.
Plant thyme in
spring or autumn if the meteo is not too cold or wet.
Divide thyme in
March / April or September. Every 4 or 5 years. Bury the small tufts of
thyme deep enough so that only the upper side of the branches exceeds.
Yes, very easily.
in July, with young stems of thyme. Put them in a sheltered place or in
the garden-nursery. Transplant them during the following spring.
More information about thyme
snails, slugs and aphids
And when thyme is growing
in your vegetable garden...
regularly, at least once a year, after it has blossomed.
Do not add
organic materials to the earth around the thyme : it will lose its flavor
leaves and flowers of thyme throughout the whole year, preferably in the
morning. Its taste is stronger when thyme is in bloom, and weaker in the