Thyme, David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm
greenhouses, Burlington, ON, April 24, 2012
|Grown at Hutchinson Farm since
the 1980's. Available May 2018, in 4½" pots,
planters, hanging baskets, and pouches.
Winter Hardiness: Tender Perennial
Light Requirements: Sun, part sun
Height: 6 - 8"
Habit: Compact spreader
Where to plant: Well drained soil in your garden,
Common thyme, aka English thyme
Silver Thyme (the leaves are less green, sort of
making it "silver")
Creeping Red Thyme
- In the
Thyme is an attractive
plant, grown for it's beauty as well as for
eating. The plant produces pale pink/purple
flowers that may be eaten along with the
leaves. Plant thyme in a sunny dry part of
your garden, it's very drought tolerant, and
will over-winter most years.
- In the
Thyme's distinctive aromatic
flavouring is a part of many cuisines and
dishes. It's a "must have" herb!
Cut off young shoots, strip
leaves from stem when possible. Depending on
severity of the winter, thyme may be harvested
for most of the winter.