We can plant the Thymus vulgaris all year round, Put the orange-scented thyme in a sunny spot. The plant does not like wet soil. It is better to keep the soil too dry than too wet.
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 vulgaris ‘Orange’|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Growing Height:||15 - 25 cm|
Plant the kitchen herbs together in a large pot, or use a small pot for each separate type. Place a few stones or pot shards at the bottom of the pot. Fill the pots with standard potting soil. Create a plant hole and loosen the soil well. Place the root ball of the kitchen herb at the correct depth in the plant hole. The top of the ball should be just below the soil level. Fill the plant hole with soil and press down firmly. Water immediately after planting. These kitchen herbs will grow best in soil that is not too dry and is rich in humus. Make sure the water is able to drain away.
Make your own herb garden
Kitchen herbs also grow well when planted directly in the garden. Plant them in a well-drained spot in full sun or part shade. Improve poor garden soil with a mix of compost and peat. These herbs will look great in a cottage garden too: this is an area edged with a single row of 'box' – a true old-fashioned herb garden - just like in the old days!
Water extra during dry periods. Orange thyme blooms in July – September with white to lilac-pink flowers. Plant orange thyme in a sunny to part sunny spot in water-permeable soil. The thyme smell and taste will become stronger in a sunny location!
Harvesting period June – November. Orange thyme can be harvested from spring into autumn. It is easy to harvest orange thyme (Thymus vulgaris 'Orange'), just cut the leaves off. You can even harvest and use the flowers! For tea you should harvest per stem. When harvesting, always leave the heart of the plant untouched. It would be best to harvest with scissors, a knife or your thumb and index finger. Strip the leaves off the woody stem. Be careful not to pull the plant out of the soil and do not harvest too much from one plant. As long as the plant continues to produce new leaves, you will be able to continue harvesting. In this way you can harvest from the same plant for months in a row!
Orange thyme grows in the wild in the coastal areas around the Mediterranean Sea. Winter thyme or kitchen thyme has been used for more than 2000 years in various cultures. For many centuries it has been found in herb gardens of convents. The many types of thyme that occur in the areas around the Mediterranean Sea sometimes cross-pollinate, as a result of which new types continue to be created, often with a new smell. Orange thyme (Thymus vulgaris 'Orange') is a representative of the labiate family (Labiatae or Lamiaceae, both are permitted). By nature, it grows in drier soils. Orange thyme is an evergreen perennial and looks like a mini shrub. In winter, the plant can freeze above-ground, but in spring it will usually return. The plant is self-seeding, but only to a limited degree. The plant blooms in summer with white to lilac pink flowers that produce a lot of nectar. For that reason, Thymus vulgaris 'Orange' is a popular plant with bees and beekeepers.