Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Thyme

Botanical Information

Botanical Information
Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Genus Thymus
Common Name Thyme
Species T. vulgaris

Maturity days

Planting Months

Planting months
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Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3
Herb

Growing condition comments

Growing Condition Comment
Drought Tolerant
Humidity tolerant
Planting area Garden_bed
Sunlight Full_sun

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Photos

Short comments

Bushy, woody based evergreen small shrub. Culiary uses, tea, ground cover. Propogated easily cuttings

General comments

Space plants: 25 - 30 cm apart

Dry-environment herb, planted on the sunny side of the herb spiral.

Thyme is slow to grow from seed and is best propagated from root divisions or cuttings. Root divisions, from 3 or 4 year old plants, can be taken in late Spring and then planted into a sunny spot. Water sparingly once established and avoid feeding. The plants will have most flavour in Summer months. Thyme dies down in the winter, if frosty, but a good layer of mulch round the plant will protect the roots and provide enough food to keep it growing.

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