Thyme desires to absorb the rays of full sun and a well-drained, neutral soil which can be chalky, loamy, or sandy. This handsome plant can be grown in both indoor and outdoor settings. Thyme does not require much water to prosper as it is highly drought-resistant. It needs water when the soil feels completely dry.
It seems a bit challenging to start thyme with seeds, so it is better to step up with cuttings and divisions. The cuttings should only be propagated when soil temperature 70°F i.e. two to three weeks before the last frost. In spring, the thyme plants can be fertilized with compost.
For garden bed thyme, its best companions are eggplant, Brussels, broccoli, tomatoes, and cabbage.
A secret to experiencing good growth, optimum flavor, and flowering, a liquid feed is supplied to thyme in summer. For attaining fresh new growth, thyme should be actively pruned with shears.
Thyme plant enters the flowering process upon the onset of spring and continues till summer. The attractive lilac flowers, packed with nectar, serves as an open invitation for the pollinating insects like a bee.
The pollination of thyme results in the formation of seed heads that are left to dry on the plant and get matured. These mature seeds then account for the propagation of the life cycle of thyme.