Northern Queensland Permaculture

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Botanical Information

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

Maturity days

Planting Months

Planting months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Permaculture uses

Permaculture uses
Usage 1 Usage 2 Usage 3

Growing condition comments

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



Short comments

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

Keep away from water in the raining season, too much water will kill the plant.

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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