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Thyme [thymus vulgaris]

Thyme [thymus vulgaris]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and crop quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times.
Even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Pa up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Thyme is an ancient evergreen perennial spice and medicinal herb that was already used in ancient Greece. Thyme grows wild mainly in the countries around the Mediterranean. The plant is very robust, heat-tolerant, winter-hardy and therefore suitable for very hot and dry as well as cold locations. It is particularly widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. He doesn't need any special care. Its flowers are excellent pasture for bees.

General information
Plant family: Lamiaceae

Lifecycle: Perennial
Days until harvest: 100 days
Plant hight approx: 40 cm
Root type: Deep and shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Low
Winter hardiness: until -20°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, rather dry, poor in nutrients, calcareous

pH value: 7 to 8

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Light germinator
Sowing depth: 0 cm
Best germination temperature: 18-22°C
Germination time: 14-28 days
Plant-, row distance: 15x15 cm

Optimal mix culture: Wild strawberries, Rosemary, Sage
Unfavorable mix culture: Calendula, Basil

Planting information
In areas with mild winters, thyme can be sown all year round at temperatures of 18 to 22 °C. In northern, cooler areas, sowing takes place at identical temperatures by pre-cultivation in spring from March to May. Direct sowing outdoors from April is also possible.
This variety thrives ideally in a sunny location with dry, nutrient-poor and calcareous soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Other names
Latin botanical names: thymus vulgaris
English names: Thyme
German names: Thymian
Portuguese names: Tomilho
Spanish names: Tomillo
French names: Thym

The main active ingredient in thyme is essential oil with the substances thymol, carvacrol, geraniol and linalool. Other ingredients include tannins, bitter substances, flavonoids and coumarins.

Potent germination capacity: 2-3 years

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