Thyme is a savory herb that comes in several varieties. It’s used in cooking, especially dishes with meat or cheese, or in tea for sore throat and coughs. It is also said to repel pests.
Size: 6 to 12 inches
Sunlight requirements: Full sun
Water requirements: About 1 inch per week—herbs in containers need more moisture.
Soil requirements: Well-drained, alkaline soil that isn’t heavily fertilized
When to plant: Direct-seed or divide plants for replanting in early- to mid-spring.
Where to plant: Garden; containers
When to harvest: 90 to 95 days after planting (June or July is best.)
Product storage: Store in a cool, dark space, or freeze in airtight containers for 6 to 8 months.