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Q.How much water for growing thyme in a container?

Zone 93619-9704 | Anonymous added on July 27, 2020 | Answered

It usually dies in my experience, growing in large pots. Thank you for your help.

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Answered on July 29, 2020

You will want to only plant the plant in a container that is only an inch to a few inches bigger than the rootball itself. This will help prevent overwatering, which is likely the reason that they are dying off. It is still possible to grow them in large containers but you must be careful and only water them when the top of the soil is completely dry down to about 4 or 5 inches or so. This can take quite a long time in a large pot with very little roots to take the water up.

This article will help you to grow thyme in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/growing-thyme-indoors.htm

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