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Posted: Mar/11/2006 9:36 PM PST
Of course they are. I find that if I don't forget about them I kill them. My thyme is in a pot in the kitchen. I'm always forgetting to water it cause it is with my aloe. I'll take better care of it as soon as it goes outside again. I started it from seed and it grew great last summer. Of course that was the summer I was sick and hardly watered anything.
Posted: Mar/11/2006 6:31 PM PST
After thinking I could never grow herbs without them dying, I finally am having some success. A guy gave me some tiny seedlings, thyme, marjoram and parsley. I took them (in a plastic bag with holes) home and left them for a few days, thinking they would die anyway. I potted them up in small pots with regular garden dirt and put them in the front bed that gets the sun from morning till 1pm, not expecting much...
Well, they are living and thriving! I'm not sure why... I hope I haven't spoken too soon.
Posted: Oct/20/2005 12:52 PM PST
I'm (for the second time) trying to grow thyme on my patio in a large pot.
I bought 4 seedlings (takes too long from seed).
I read that the soil should be 'moist' not wet which is what I'm doing.
The last one died because I failed to realize that I should punch out the
holes in the bottom of the potand I assume it drowned.
The problem I'm having with them is that the leaves are starting to dry up
at the bottom.
My sweet bazil and marjoram seem to be doing ok - what's up with the
I'm using potting soil... do I need to feed it or something? I have dry aged
sheep manure I could use....
I love having fresh herbs for cooking and plan on adding to my collection, how
do I get this thyme to not die on me, again?
Thanks in advance,
Location: Eastern Wa
Posted: Oct/21/2005 1:42 PM PST
Thyme requires a good draing soil (gritty/sandy/poor)...and do [B]not[/B] like consistantly moist soil. Of course when just potted up, some moisture is beneficial until they have good root system. Also established plants like a thorough drink from time to time and can put up with extended periods of rain provided the soil drains rather fast.
All my thymes (both creeping and uprights were seed started and in my experience growth is not that slow, but a [I]tad[/I] slower as the roots are establishing first year. I have some in pots and most directly growing in the ground in direct south sun...summers here are hot and dry.
Better luck next time!
Location: Catskill Mtns NY Zone 4
Posted: Oct/21/2005 2:25 PM PST
Try letting the plants wilt a little before you water. Too much watering causes too many problems. It washes the nutrients from the soil and can cause several types if fungal disease. And try not to water from above the plants and wet the foliage. Water at the soil level.
You can take the dry sheep manure and make a nice "tea" from it. Just make sure it looks weak before you use it.
Posted: Oct/28/2005 11:32 AM PST
Well, it's barely hanging on... I'm trying not to water it at all.
Location: VISALIA, CA.
Posted: Apr/06/2006 9:11 AM PST
I have 5 pots with thyme in them. This will be my 2nd year with these plants and in Feb I cut them all way back to nothing and now I think I have more time LOL than a clock.They are so pretty and their aroma is breathtaking, I have never brought them in.I leave them outside and totally forget about them. I guess it has paid off...lol