Growing thyme

Thyme or thyme, it has two names, is a medicinal plant that is a low fragrant shrub with flowering herbaceous shoots and woody stems. Thyme is also used as a seasoning in various culinary dishes and even in teas.

Due to the fact that many types of thyme are very decorative, they form a thick solid beautiful carpet, exude a pleasant aroma, it is often used in gardening to decorate rocky hills, borders, flower beds, etc.

Growing thyme can occur in two ways: by seed and by dividing the bush. Thyme seeds are sown in autumn or early spring, when there is still snow, they do not need stratification. If there is a fear that the seeds will not sprout due to weather conditions or there are few of them, you can sow seeds in pots, for seedlings and only then plant the finished seedlings in prepared places. In two weeks, seedlings should appear, the seedlings of thyme are very small and thin, and at first their development is slow. During this period, you need to loosen the soil, remove all weeds and feed the seedlings with mineral fertilizers diluted in water.

In order for the cultivation of thyme to be successful, he needs to choose sunny areas where the soil is light and sandy. Newly planted thyme begins to bloom by the end of summer, but more often it will begin to bloom only in the second year after planting from mid-June. Thyme blooms for a long time and profusely, which makes it an irreplaceable decoration of the garden. Thyme seeds ripen by the beginning of September, and they need to be harvested during the flowering period, cutting off the tops of the shoots until lignification has occurred, they cannot be plucked, you will rather pull out the entire plant by the root.

Thyme does not need special care, but we must not forget to water it, this will make its flowers larger, and the greenery brighter. When planting thyme, it should be borne in mind that they grow strongly.

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