Creeping thyme

There are many herbs that are used for medicinal purposes. One of these herbs is creeping thyme or thyme. This shrub grows up to 15 centimeters in height. Thyme is formed by many branches, which end in an inflorescence at the end. The result is a beautiful rug. The inflorescence of this plant is small, pink-purple hue.

Creeping thyme blooms in June and blooms until July. Ripens in August. Mostly, thyme grows in forests. He loves dry soil and prefers to grow in the sun.

It is best to breed thyme with bushes, as it develops from seeds for a very long time. Thyme should be sown at a temperature of at least 20 degrees. Then the plant will rise in a decade. This plant does not require a lot of moisture, therefore it should not be planted in particularly wet areas. Thyme blooms only in the second year after sowing.

In order for the plant to grow faster, it can be propagated in a vegetative way. To do this, lightly sprinkle the twig with earth. This branch should take root soon. As a result, you should end up with a lush bush that looks like a carpet.

It is best to cover this plant in winter. Mostly fallen leaves are suitable for this. In the spring, remove excess dry grass and leaves from the bushes.

For medicinal purposes, creeping thyme inflorescences are used. To do this, they are cut during the flowering of this plant. In order to harm the plant, cut off a third of the inflorescences. Then they are dried in the shade, laid out in one layer. Perhaps these are all the nuances of growing and collecting this plant.

Category:Flower garden | Thyme
Loveina avatar

Tea with thyme tones up perfectly, and the plant itself is unpretentious and looks great on a flower bed - I recommend it to everyone.

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We have creeping thyme growing near the river. Not as beautiful and densely blooming as in the photo, but still growing wild. It is convenient for me to collect it with scissors - I cut off the flowering tops of the plants. It dries quickly, I add a little to tea sometimes.