We have already talked about other aromatic articles that help us in our garden fighting pests, attracting beneficial insects or simply use them to prepare extracts or ecological remedies that we can use in the garden. The aromatics should be part of our garden like the flowers and it is essential that little by little we make a hole for them.
In today’s video and article, we are going to learn a little more about why we should plant thyme in our garden and what benefits it has apart from culinary and medicinal ones. It is a plant that will not require much care, and it is a plant that, due to its rusticity, adapts very well to almost any soil or climate, although it obviously has its preferences to always develop better in low-acid soils that drain very well.
Thyme will last us many years, so the ideal like many perennial aromatics is to put them on the edges of the garden or even in aromatic spirals. We will plant it in spring (if we sow the seeds we will do it in winter) and we should always try to put it in the sunniest area of our garden. Likewise, we can also put it in our urban garden or terrace, along with other aromatics to attract pollinators that sometimes cost us so much on the terraces.
The greatest care we must have with thyme is watering, it is not a demanding plant at all in terms of watering and it is much better that we sin from watering very little to drown the plant, so watering is almost non-existent, if it does not rain, we can water once a month. For everything else I leave you with the video of how to plant it and the benefits such as repelling the cabbage fly among others.
Even so, in case I am not well understood in the video, or in case you want to have the information at hand, I will give you interesting facts about thyme and its cultivation.
Sun exposure: likes the sun or light half shade.
Climate: thyme is all-rounder, resists both frost and lack of water.
Soil: thyme needs very permeable soil, with excellent drainage, since one of its worst enemies is excess water. You should avoid acidic, flooded and humid soils. It adapts very well to dry, limestone and rocky terrain.
Multiplication: by seeds (at the beginning of spring), cuttings and division of clumps (summer).
And now, knowing the benefits of thyme in the garden, I encourage all of you to plant thyme in your garden or planter. Do you dare to plant it? Have you already planted it?
Author: Toni Frito.