Thyme is a perennial herb with very small leaves and tiny fragrant flowers. They are versatile and beautiful and should have a place in every herb garden.
Thyme needs full Sun and dry, gritty soil. Avoid heavy and wet soils. They are comparatively very easy to grow.
Pot Culture : In a 10 to 12” pot one can grow thyme easily . Sow the seeds 2-4 mm deep and keep in shade till germination and gradually expose to Sunlight.
In Ground : As thyme is a shrub one can easily grow in ground too. Transplant the seedlings once they reach a height of 2-3 inches at a distance of 40 cm between plants and 60 cm between rows.
Harvesting should be done just before the flowers begin to open. You can either pinch the leaves or cut the stems 2 inches from the ground. After harvesting, allow them to dry as once dry the leaves will separate easily from the woody stems. If rubbed lightly.
After 3-4 years plants will become woody and it’s advisable to start over again from seed.