Category: Aromatic Herb
Scientific Name: Thymus Vulgaris
Description: Thyme is an aromatic herb, native to the Mediterranean region, which belongs to the mint family. It is an herb with many varieties. In addition to its use in cooking, it is also used for medicinal purposes.
- It’s antifungal,
- Lowers blood pressure,
- Increases immunity,
- Works as a diuretic.
Planting Tips: Thyme seeds can be sown directly at the definitive site. It can grow in seedlings or small pots. Seed germination takes one to three weeks.
Soil: Soil must be fertile and well-drained, although it also grows on poorer soil. This plant is tolerant of soil pH, however, it is ideal to be alkaline.
Exposure / Temperature: Direct sunlight a few hours a day.
Irrigation: Try to keep the soil moist but not soaking the plant.
Harvesting: Harvesting can be done at any time of the year and once the plant is well developed, which usually occurs 60 to 90 days after planting.
Life Cycle: Perennial (a designation given to plant species whose long life cycle lives several years.)