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Thyme - Live Plant
Thyme - Live Plant
Thyme - Live Plant
Thyme - Live Plant

Thyme - Live Plant

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Description

Get ready to spice up your culinary escapades with our Thyme Live Plant. It is the superstar of herbs, bringing not only a burst of taste to your dishes but also a touch of elegance to your garden. This little green dynamo is a low-maintenance roommate for your garden.

What do I need to grow to set myself up for success growing Thyme?

The three most important things you need to know about growing Thyme is water, light and soil. When you first receive the plant best thing you can do is find a spot that has full sun. If you are growing in containers, you can always move the plant.

Thyme does best in well-drained, sandy soil, if you are growing in a pot, potting mix is a fine alternative.

Familiarize yourself with the growth potential of Thyme. Providing 6-12 inches of space between plants is essential, considering they can expand to 12-18 inches in diameter and stand up to 6-12 inches tall.

Although Thyme typically produces blooms summer, flowering could be delayed until the second year, depending on the planting date.

What is Thyme good for?

Traditionally, culinary use has been crafted from the leaves of the plant, showcasing the various advantages linked to Thyme.

No need for a green thumb – just give it a sunny spot, a sip of water when it's feeling a bit parched, and watch it grow like it's auditioning for a gardening reality show. Not only does it add visual appeal to your garden, but it's also a flavorful and fragrant addition, making it the superstar of herbs. Put an end to those tasteless store-bought herbs with our live thyme plant and create a culinary symphony in your own home.

 

About Thyme

Thyme, an evergreen perennial shrub, earns applause for its diverse applications in the realms of cuisine, medicine, and ornamentation. Belonging to the same family as oregano, thyme stands out for its vibrant green or variegated leaves.

Beyond its culinary charm in enhancing sauces and meat dishes, thyme boasts a reputation for addressing a spectrum of health concerns. Its therapeutic properties extend to alleviating coughs, cold and flu symptoms, minor irritations, microbial infections, muscular spasms, gastritis, flatulence, diarrhea, bedwetting, and various skin disorders. Acting as a natural expectorant, thyme aids in clearing stubborn mucus, providing relief for wet coughs, and easing nasal and chest congestion.

 

How to use Thyme

  • Tincture: Dried thyme leaves are chopped and macerated in grain alcohol for 4 to 6 weeks to formulate a tincture.
  • Tea: In hot water, dried thyme leaves are soaked for 10 minutes to make tea.
  • Salve: Thyme leaves-infused oil can be combined with beeswax to form a soothing salve.
  • Vinegar Infusion: Dried thyme leaves can be soaked in apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar for 2 to 4 weeks, shaking and adding vinegar during the period, to form a thyme vinegar infusion.

Thyme - Live Plant Frequently Asked Questions

Is Thyme an annual or perennial plant?

Thyme is typically a perennial plant. It is an evergreen herb, meaning it retains its leaves throughout the year. Thyme is known for its hardiness and ability to survive for multiple growing seasons, making it a reliable and enduring addition to herb gardens.

 

How much space should be needed to grow Thyme?

Individual thyme plants can be planted 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 centimetres) apart. This keeps things from getting too crowded and gives each plant adequate space to spread out.

 

What zone does Thyme grow in?

Thyme is a hardy herb that can adapt to a variety of climates, and it generally thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 5 to 9. It is recommended to provide well-drained soil and ample sunlight for successful cultivation.

 

When should I harvest Thyme?

Harvest thyme when it is in full bloom. This is usually in late spring to early summer, depending on your specific growing conditions. It's often recommended to harvest herbs in the morning after the dew has dried but before the sun gets too intense. This is when the essential oils are most concentrated in the leaves.

 

Does Thyme flower or fruit?

Thyme plants typically bloom in late spring to early summer, and the flowers can range in color from white to pink to purple. They transform into a capsule that contains tiny seeds. 

 

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