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Thyme [Thymus vulgaris]

Thyme [Thymus vulgaris]

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Thyme is an ancient, evergreen and perennial spice and medicinal herb that was already cultivated and used in ancient Greece. The cultivated plant grows wild mainly in the countries around the Mediterranean. The plant is very robust, heat-tolerant, winter-hardy and therefore suitable for very hot, dry and cold locations. The easy-care plant with its typical aroma is particularly often used in Mediterranean cuisine. Its flowers are excellent pasture for bees.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae
Life cycle: Perennial
Days to harvest: 100 days
Plant height approx.: 40 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Weak eater
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: Up to -20 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, dry, loamy, sandy, humus, calcareous

pH value: 7 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 16-20 °C
Germination time: 7-21 days
Plant and row spacing: 25x25 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Wild strawberries, Rosemary, Sage
Unfavorable mixed culture: Marigold, Basil

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from February to December.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible thyme leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Thyme prefers a sunny location with a permeable, nutrient-rich, humus-rich and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds or cuttings.

Plant care
Regular watering causes faster growth. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 2-3 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Thymus vulgaris
English names: Thyme
German names: Thymian
Portuguese names: Tomilho
Spanish names: Tomillo
French names: Thym

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
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