Garden How TO
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO PLANT THYME?
The best time to plant a thyme plant is in the spring or fall (if you live in a warm climate like Texas).
WHERE IS THE BEST PLACE TO PLANT THYME?
Thyme can be grown in a container or a raised bed. You could, of course, grow thyme in the ground as well.
You can grow thyme from seed (hardest), cuttings (free), or from thyme seedlings bought from your local nursery (easiest).
Thyme is the ultimate low-maintenance plant. In fact, the easiest way to kill this drought-resistant plant is to give it too much attention (read: water). Give the soil time to dry out a bit in between waterings to avoid drowning your thyme.
You will want to give your thyme plant a prune after it has finished flowering. This helps the plant from becoming too woody and helps it have fresh new growth through fall.
Thyme is typically ready to harvest about a month after being moved outdoors. Just take a couple leaves for dinner. Once your thyme is well established, harvest often to encourage new growth.
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