Thyme

Thyme

Thymus spec.

Plant family

Lippenblütler (Lamiaceae) (Lamiaceae)

Season Overview

Propagating

Planting

Harvest

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

1ST YEAR

FOLLOWING YEARS

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Dry

Soil

Light (sandy)

Nutrient requirement

Low

Light germinator

Seeding distance

20 cm

Row spacing

20 cm

Seeding depth

0 cm

Instructions

Mid of April

Propagating

End of April

Transplanting

Beginning of May

Harden

Mid of May

Planting

Description

Thyme is a spice plant from the labiates family. It prefers a bright, dry and rather nutrient-poor location.

Growing tips

Thyme also thrives in poor, sandy soils. It is a light germinator, so the seeds should not be covered with soil. It is worth preplanting seedlings, as the seeds are very fine and otherwise easily outcompeted in the bed.

Diseases

No diseases

Pests

No pests