If you haven’t got any ‘thyme’ for anything, then grow some! This herb makes an attractive ground cover and is also perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing and sauces. Give it full sun, well drained soil and once it’s established, thyme won’t need much attention at all.


How to grow thyme in a garden

  1.  Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Thrive Natural Blood & Bone with Seaweed
  2.  Sow seeds direct and cover with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and water well.  
  3. As seedlings grow, thin out to 25cm apart and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.  
  4. Mulch around the base of the plant with organic mulch like pea or lucerne straw to retain moisture.
  5. Pick leaves regularly to encourage more growth. 

     
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How to grow thyme in a pot

  1. Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and deep. Position in full sun and fill with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
  2. Sow seeds and lightly cover with Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix. Water in well. 
  3. As seedlings grow, thin out to 25cm apart and feed weekly with Yates Thrive Natural Fish Seaweed+ Plant Food Concentrate.  
  4. Pick leaves regularly to encourage more growth.

Yates varieties

Thyme

Thyme grows into an attractive small bush, with small fragrant leaves that add flavour to a wide range of dishes.


Growing tips

  • Leaves can be dried or sprigs wrapped in baking paper and plastic, and then frozen for later use. 

  • After a couple of years, if your plant is looking a little tired and leggy, give them a hard prune and this will help rejuvenate them.



More Plants

Tarragon

Tarragon is an essential herb to French cooking. It is very drought, cold tolerant & can be grown in pots or large tubs & can be harvested all year around.

Bay Tree

Bay Trees are versatile plants and easy to maintain. The aromatic leaves can be used for Italian dishes, stews and soups – yummy!

Thyme

Thyme makes an attractive ground cover & is perfect for flavouring stock, stuffing & sauces. Once it’s established, it won’t need much attention at all.

Rosemary

Rosemary is an attractive herb with needle-like leaves with lavender blue small flowers that are attractive to bees. Perfect to combine with lamb dishes.


Recommended products

Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix

Specially formulated for trouble-free seed raising in trays (or outdoor seed sowing direclty into the ground) and propagation of cuttings.

Yates Premium Potting Mix

A premium potting mix, ideal for all potted plants and shrubs, including ornamentals, fruit trees, vegies and herbs.