This aromatic seasoning cannot be missing in your garden, now include in your shopping list thyme seeds (Thymus Vulgaris)
Ideal for seasoning meats, stews or soups, but it is also a valued medicinal plant indicated to treat the common cold, relieves cough and mucus.
Thyme infusions help calm digestive disorders and encourage the expulsion of intestinal parasites.
Thyme is a plant that grows quite well in Mediterranean areas, it favors the heat during the day and low rainfall.
It is a plant that will resist drought with strength, so if you are careless with watering it probably does not stress.
It grows with woody branches, its leaves are small and hairy, in the spring it shows its buds and then white, violet or purple flowers emerge.
This herbaceous plant reaches an average height of 15 to 30 cm, its root system is deep so if you use pots you will need them to be deep.
Thyme plants thrive in any type of substrate, but it is important that it has good drainage to prevent the roots from rotting.
Thyme seeds take about 4 weeks to germinate, if you decide to plant them in temporary pots or seedbeds, expect them to be 8 cm long to transplant.
Sowing in autumn-spring is recommended, although you can really plant at any time of year if you provide heating.
The harvest is ready after 120 days.
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Characteristics of Thyme.
- Use: gastronomic-medicinal.
- Aroma: Intense.
- Height: 15-30 cm.
- Sowing time: autumn-spring, rest of the year with heating.
- Planting type: seedbed or direct soil
- Properties: digestive, others.
- Soils: any, well drained.
- Climate: Mediterranean, warm.
- Harvest: 120 days.