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Monday, November 3, 2008

Growing Thyme

Thyme is a fragrant herb with small green oval leaves and lavender colored blossoms, typically used for cooking. It grows well indoors or outdoors, requires minimal maintenance, and all parts - leaves, stems, flowers - are edible.

Scientific name : Thymus vulgaris

As a neophyte in growing herbs, the following is a compilation of tips gathered from research on how to grow this aromatic herb :

  • Full sun, well-drained soil, allow to dry in between watering as too much moisture may make plant susceptible to rotting.
  • Leave on bright sunny window indoors, with at least 4 hours of bright light. Turn occasionally for all sides to receive the light.
  • Check for insects and spray with a soap and water spray if required
  • Thyme can be preserved by freezing or drying. To dry, lay the stems of thyme flat or hang them in bunches in a shady, dry location
  • Thyme is very hardy, and can even survive temperatures below zero.


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