Thyme Planting and Growing Tips: Cultivate Healthy Thyme Plants


Discover thyme (Thymus vulgaris), an herb with varieties like Local Thyme and Winter Thyme. Learn how to grow thyme plants successfully throughout the year, even in regions with high humidity.

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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

  • Varieties: Local Thyme, Winter Thyme
  • Growth Cycle: Thyme plants take about 1½ to 2 years to grow. You can plant them anytime from January to December.
  • Suitable Climates: Thyme thrives in areas with moderate to high humidity.
Soil and Seeds

Soil: Thyme can grow in various types of soil, as long as it’s well-draining and slightly acidic to slightly alkaline (pH 6.0 to 7.4).
For Soil Preparation, dig it to a depth of about 25 cm to make it loose and remove any clumps.
Seed Quantity: You’ll need 150 grams of seeds per hectare or 65 grams per acre.
Seed Treatment: Before planting, you can sprinkle the seeds with Tricholife, which contains Trichoderma viride, at a rate of 4 grams per kilogram of seeds.

Propagation Methods

  • You can grow thyme from seeds and then transplant young plants.
  • Another way is by taking cuttings from the stems. You can plant around 167,000 stem cuttings per hectare or 70,500 per acre.

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