Herbs

Thyme

Summer

This is a handsome, low-growing plant with aromatic leaves used to flavor meats, poultry, stews, sauces, soups and dressings.

Thyme deserves a place in all herb and vegetable gardens. It’s easy to grow, shows attractive foliage and is one of the most useful herbs in the kitchen. Harvesting is best mid-June through mid-July and leaves are used fresh or dried. Thyme is excellent in patio or balcony containers and is virtually free of pests and disease.

Spacing: 6-8in (15-20cm)

Height: 12-18in (30-45cm)

Exposure: Full Sun - 6+ hours direct sun

• Choose a sunny location (6+ hours of sun) and dig a hole about two times as wide as your pot.

• Remove your plant from the pot by loosening the soil and tipping it out into your hand. Place your plant in the soil about as deep as it was in the pot.

• Refill the space around your plant with soil and press lightly to compact the dirt, keeping your plant firmly in the ground.

• Water immediately to settle the soil, and add more soil as needed, bringing it level to the rest of your garden.

Thyme requires very little attention – water only in very dry conditions and fertilize sparingly.