Thyme – Thymus Vulgaris
Seeds germinate slowly.
Choose a site with full sun and well-drained, preferably dry soil with any pH
from 6.0 to 8.0. Work plenty of organic matter into the soil to ensure good
Set plants 6 to 12 inches apart.
Cut plants back after they flower in summer to promote bushiness.
Protect plants with a winter mulch if the variety is not reliably hardy in your
Divide plants every three or four years to keep them dense and healthy.
Clip foliage and flowers anytime you need them. The more you cut, or even
shear back, the more the plants will grow.
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