Thyme is an aromatic herb that belongs to the large family of Lamiaceae, just like rosemary, sage or oregano. They are often found in the garden because it is an aromatic herb that is used extensively in culinary preparations as a bouquet garni because it intensely flavors the dishes. It is mainly used to concoct infusions. Of its other name thymus vulgaris, the common thyme offers different varieties of which the most known are the lemon thyme, the wild thyme, the woolly thyme, the early thyme or the tapissant thyme. This aromatic herb is very easy to grow, which is why it is so common in the garden.
To have a beautiful harvest of thyme, it must be planted taking into account the soil, its planting schedule and its exposure. The common thyme is a melliferous plant which is resistant to the cold. It can be planted in the garden in the fall from September to October or in the spring from April to May. Thyme is an aromatic herb that grows wonderfully in stony soil, preferably calcareous and slightly dry. The soil of your garden must be well drained because thyme does not like to be in contact with humidity. Thyme should be exposed to a lot of sunlight, as sunlight is one of the most important factors in the growth of this aromatic herb.
Thyme is a tasty aromatic herb that can be grown all year round. Its powerful scent allows it to naturally repel pests in the garden. The only maintenance thyme requires is warmth and sunshine, which is the ideal recipe for rapid growth and optimal harvesting. Thyme requires very little watering and does not need any fertilizer. When mature, thyme can grow up to 35 cm high. It is a beautiful aromatic herb that grows quickly in a garden if the conditions are right. After 3 months, you can expect to have beautiful thyme plants and start harvesting.
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