Thyme is both a beautiful and a great small perennial aromatic plant.
L’Maintenance and size are small gestures that will participate in the good growth of thyme.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Thymus
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Condiment plant
Height : 20 to 40 cm
Exposure : Sunlight
Ground : Light, well drained
Foliage : Evergreen
Flowering : Spring
Harvest : January to December
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Seeding and planting thyme:
We might as well sow thyme that planting seedlings purchased bucket. Both robust to drought and heat resistant, it is very easy to grow.
Although sow thyme:
For sowing, they must be a seedling nursery in the spring.
- Sow thyme with special potting seedlings.
- Lightly cover the seeds.
- Water in a fine stream to maintain the moist substrate.
- The removal usually takes place 2-3 weeks after sowing.
- You can develop 5-6 weeks after emergence
Although planting thyme:
Once the young plants well developed or if you buy directly thyme in bucket, planting ideally will spring and preferably in a light and well drained soil.
- Thyme needs sun to grow.
- It tolerates all types of soil, even poor and stony.
- Regular watering is recommended the first year following the establishment but not excessively and only if it does not rain.
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You can multiply by thyme division of the tuft early spring. This technique allows’increase the production of thyme easily but also to regenerate the old feet.
Size and thyme interview:
Thyme is an easy plant crop and’maintenance.
You can cut the branches you need throughout the’year.
It is best to cut on of wood’year to stimulate’emergence of new shoots.
Therefore select ups and pick the morning to preserve’aroma before the sun breaks through.
- Delete dead branches early spring.
Side maintenance, n’Feel free to clean the foot of thyme order’avoid the presence of weeds.
To maintain a compact form, wait until flowering for carve smoothly.
Diseases and parasites that affect thyme:
Very little about the disease, the main enemy of Thyme is a fungus that causes rotting of thyme.
- Thyme wither and eventually wither, d’first by the roots.
Thyme is usually a very good companion in the garden where it tends to repel insects and diseases.
Species and varieties of thyme
There are nearly 350 species of thyme! The Thymus x citriodorus is highly valued for its lemon scent.
Some varieties are valued for their colorful foliage gold, or silver variegated.
Harvesting and conservation thyme:
Harvest thyme occurs throughout the’year, but c’is when’that it is in flower’it is the most aromatic.
Flowers were also the’advantage of coming decorate dishes and salads to’summer.
= Avoid cutting the branch at the base.
= It is preferable to harvest thyme cutting thyme on the still green wood.
There are 2 method, or the dry, either to put freezer.
In the first case, install your branches in a dry, ventilated up’to complete drying. Then we can keep them in a jar for several months.
Freezing provides the’benefit preserve their fragrance and also keeps thyme for several months.
To know about the thyme:
A native of the Mediterranean basin, thyme is very flavoring and is particularly suitable for grilled meat and fish.
On the’also used to flavor sauces and soups or so infusion for its digestive properties.
C’is a fairly hardy plant that highly resistant to sub-zero temperatures as well as’diseases.
Thyme whose Latin name officinalis thymus, states that’it has medicinal properties, i promote digestion and calm l’body.
Malignant Council on thyme:
Pointless’water, thyme is certainly ready poor, dry soils, it grows to’elsewhere in’rather naturally in arid areas.
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