Put the herb in a sunny spot. Water the plant immediately after receiving it. The oregano-thyme handles dry weather well. Give it extra water during dry periods. Ensure that excess water can drain properly.
The plant is grown organically. In other words, no chemical pesticides have been used to grow the plant. For a healthy garden!
|Latin name:||Thymus pulegioides 'Tabor'|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Harvesting:||January - December|
|Flowering:||June - August|
|Growing Height:||10 - 20 cm|
Water your Oregano-thyme immediately upon receipt. You then have several choices on how to proceed. You could keep it indoors for a while and plant out later on the patio - perhaps in a pretty planter. Or, you could plant this herb directly into your border or herb garden.
- Just stand the nursery pot with the plant in a nice planter. Preferably one with holes in the base, on a saucer.
- Stand the nursery pot with plant on a saucer that collects the drain-off.
- Use a planter without holes that will collect the drain-off. Always throw excess drainage away after a few hours.
- Stand it in whatever kind of pot you prefer in a warm and sheltered spot.
- Pot your oregano-thyme up into fresh potting compost by removing from the nursery pot and replanting at the right depth in a bigger pot. Fill up with more potting compost and press in firmly.
- Plant it directly into the garden.
Mature plants will only require extra watering during periods. Oregano-thyme prefers a sunny, dry position and is drought resistant. Ensure good drainage because this plants does not like to stand in the wet.
Herbs on the patio or decking
The pots of herbs enjoy being outdoors too. If you do put them out after being indoors for a while, you must harden them off first by standing the plants out for one hour longer each day for five days, in a shady spot. They will only then be ready to go wherever you want them. Oregano-thyme really does prefer a sunny spot.
Here's a tip - place them near the back door and you will always have these herbs within easy reach when neded.
Harvest - year round.
You can harvest the leaves, buds and flowers. Snip off oregano-thyme twigs individually with a sharp knife or scissors and swoosh along the stem to leave it bare -the twig is too woody to be of any use (as opposed to the green). Leave the centre of each plant untouched. This plant doesn't lose any flavour when in flower so can be harvested then too - the flowers can also be used in drinks and desserts.
As long as your plant keeps producing new leaf, you can keep on harvesting from the same plant, year round! Dried leaves, buds and flowers are also good to use.
Oregano-Thyme is a hardy perennial that you can enjoy for many years.