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Questions About Thyme Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 9, 2011

Q. Herb Garden in Flower Boxes

I am planting herbs in flower boxes (i. e.thyme, basil, oregano, cilantro, parsley and rosemary). Are there some flowering plants that I can offset the herbs with that are better than others?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 10, 2011
Certified Expert
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Marigolds and nasturtiums are popular choices for herb containers. They like similar conditions to herbs and also are both edible flowers.

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Asked by
omar12 on
June 9, 2011

Q. Propagating Thyme

How do you propagate thyme in water?

Answered by
Heather on
June 12, 2011
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Take a sprig of the thyme that is at least 4" long. Strip the leaves off the bottom half of the sprig. Place this in water. To help keep rot away, mix the water with 1 drop (no more) of bleach to one cup of water. Rooting hormone added to the water or using willow water will help.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 11, 2011

Q. Thyme

I have a large bunch of thyme that is growing from an outdoor pot and is draping out of the pot by almost 6 inches. It is June right now and this small bush has a lot of small flowers on it. Is this normal? Is it ok to prune this thyme bunch back to cut the flowers off and some of the length?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 12, 2011
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The flowers are normal and it is ok to cut it back at this time.

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Answered by
pink on
June 12, 2011
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The flowers are normal, wait to cut back until it stops blooming

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 28, 2011

Q. Creeping Red Thyme Coccineus

Is the herb Thymus praecox edible?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 29, 2011
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The leaves of this plant are in fact edible and often used in cooking. They are said to have a somewhat garlic flavor.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 13, 2011

Q. Thyme to Replace Grass

How do you start and maintain a thyme lawn?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 14, 2011
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Asked by
usagi2112 on
November 26, 2011

Q. growing thyme from seed

I live on Long Island (Zone 7) and I really want to grow thyme. I’ve been trying for years and I can’t get it to grow inside or outside. I get the seeds to sprout but they never grow and die quickly. What am I doing wrong? How can I grow those tiny seeds?

Answered by
Nikki on
November 27, 2011
Certified Expert
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Sounds like a damping off problem. This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

Also, it may help to water from below, not above, whenever possible. Water when the soil gets dry just on the top. You could set the seeding containers (with holes in the bottom) into a container with water as well. It will wick the water up as needed.

These articles may also be helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/cheap-seed-starting-how-to-germinate-seeds-at-home.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/thyme/tips-for-growing-thyme-in-your-garden.htm

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Asked by
zinda on
April 26, 2012

Q. Thyme flowering

Can you stop creeping Thyme from flowering or how do you get rid of the flowers? I planted it between my flagstone and it flowers all summer with thousands of bees, you can’t walk on the patio without disturbing them. I have lots of other plants in the front yard for the bees to use.

Answered by
Nikki on
April 27, 2012
Certified Expert
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The only way to prevent flowering would be to trim the plant back (or mow them over), especially once you begin to notice blooms appearing.

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