Aromatics

Wild thyme: aromatic and decorative


Wild thyme is a small creeping perennial that is as aromatic as it is decorative.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Thymus serpyllum
Family : Lamiaceae
Type : Creeping, ground cover plant

Height
: 15 cm
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Lightweight, well drained

Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : Summer

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Its pink bloom and evergreen leaves make it interesting all year round.

Planting wild thyme

Thyme thyme is an ideal ground cover, creeping and carpeting plant. It adapts to rock gardens, borders and flower beds, but also to culture in pots, containers and planters.

Seedlings of wild thyme:

For the sowing of wild thyme, it is necessary to proceed to a seedlings in the nursery in spring or, better still, directly in place as soon as the risk of frost has ended.

For sowing in a nursery, you can implement 5 to 6 weeks after emergence

Planting wild thyme bought in a pot or cup:

The best time to plant your wild thyme occurs in spring or late summer.

  • Wild thyme likes light, even poor, sandy and / or stony soil.
  • A sunny location is essential to flower well

Multiplication of wild thyme:

You can multiply wild thyme by division of the tuft In early spring.

Cut thyme thyme

Thyme thyme can grow without any care, but a little maintenance and pruning will allow you to improve and prolong the flowering.

  • Remove them dead branches In early spring.
  • To keep a very compact effect, do not hesitate to prune thoroughly before fall and after flowering.

Maintenance side, do not hesitate to clean the foot of thyme thyme to avoid the presence of weeds.

Harvesting wild thyme

You can cut the branches of wild thyme you need throughout the year.

It is better to cut on wood of the year to stimulate the emergence of new shoots.

It is therefore necessary to select the young plants and the pick in the morning to preserve the aroma before the sun breaks through.

Use of wild thyme in cooking

We use its leaves as well as its flowers. You can cook them as well as eat them fresh and raw.

The thyme leaves, like common thyme, perfectly complement grilled meats, dishes in sauce, fish and even infusions.

We also use the wild thyme flowers for their aroma, although less pronounced than the leaves, but above all for their very decorative effect on all dishes and particularly salads.

A few flowers scattered on a grill or in a salad are a nice effect!

Storing wild thyme

There are 2 methods, either to to dry, or put them in the freezer.

In the 1st case, install your thyme thyme branches in a dry and ventilated place until completely dry. Then we can keep them in a jar for several months.

Freezing offers the advantage of keep all their scent and also allows to keep thyme for several months.

To know about thyme thyme

Wild thyme is one of the prettiest forms of thyme. It blooms profusely throughout the summer, offering pretty little flowers in pale pink to carmine pink tones.

It is used particularly in herbal tea but also in cooking to flavor sauces and the soups.

Native to the Mediterranean basin, wild thyme is very flavorful and is particularly suitable for grilling meat and fish.

Smart tip about thyme

No need to water, thyme thyme will be happy with poor and dry land, it also grows naturally in rather arid areas.


  • Health: benefits and virtues of thyme
  • Read also : all our articles and recipes dedicated to thyme

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Video: Growing Lemon Thyme Cuttings in Water - Interesting Results (October 2020).