An Overview of Thyme
In the mint family Lamiaceae, thyme is an aromatic perennial evergreen herb belonging to Thymus. Thymes and Origanum are native to the Mediterranean region, and both plant species are related to the oregano genus. Additionally, there are more than one hundred varieties, often named according to their flavour profiles: orange thyme, caraway thyme, and za'atar thyme, for example.
More to love in Thyme:
- The common thyme (the one you've probably encountered) has a minty, slightly lemony flavour
- Thyme is a herb, so it has many health benefits like other herbs
- Thyme is a late-sprouting variety, so you will be surprised after patience
- Once you have grown it, you can have it for a lifetime
Benefits of Thyme
Our bodies require vitamins every day, but they are hard to get. The good news is that thyme is rich in vitamins C and A. Taking thyme can help you feel better if you're feeling under the weather. It contains copper, fibre, iron, manganese, and fibre, which is another health benefit. Hair loss sufferers can use it.
How to sow and care for Herb Thyme Seeds
It is possible to grow thyme from seed, but it is a little tricky. The germination of thyme seeds takes a long time. These steps will help you grow thyme seeds. In the container, you are planting thyme seeds, scatter seeds gently. Add soil after the seeds have been spread out.
Ensure the seeds are well watered and covered with plastic wrap if needed. Place the container somewhere that is warm. The seeds will germinate between one week and one month. Once your thyme seedlings reach a height of 20 cm, plant them in the garden where you want to grow them.
A plug tray could be used to multirow thyme to avoid the pricking out stage. Here are some tips for growing thyme. Thyme plants benefit from active neglect when it comes to flavour. A Thyme that grows best in poor soil and little water is better than one that grows well in good soil and plenty of water.
Therefore, the thyme herb is an excellent choice for xeriscaping or low-water landscaping. If you live in an area with freezing temperatures, you must mulch your thyme plants during the fall. The mulch must be removed during the spring.
Note: This Overview is intended as a guide only since cultural practices and climatic conditions may vary.
- Product: Thyme Seeds
- Sowing Time: Summer
- Height: 3 - 6 cm
- Mature: 12 Months
- Bloom Time: June to July
- Zone: 4 to 8
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Division: Magnoliophyta
- Class: Magnoliopsida
- Order: Lamiales
- Family: Lamiaceae
- Genus: Thymus
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