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How To Successfully Grow A Creeping Thyme Plant
How To Use
While creeping thyme can be planted indoors, it is the happiest outside and is often used as a border plant, lawn substitute, or filler between garden spaces. In addition to warding off pests and attracting pollinators, it can handle foot traffic and releases a sweet scent when stepped on.
How To Grow
Creeping thyme should be planted during late spring in a sunny spot with well-draining soil. Be sure to place seeds at least eight inches apart so they may spread properly, and you can propagate it by cutting off a small piece of the stem.
How To Care
The key to caring for healthy creeping thyme is plenty of sun and lean soil, and it will never need fertilizing. It grows quite rapidly in the first few years, so you will need to prune the plant in order to keep it healthy.
There are more than 350 species of plants in the Thymus genus, with most types of low-growing creeping thyme being varieties of Thymus praecox. This includes the 'minus' variety, which grows extra small leaves, and 'lemon thyme,' which has a distinct citrus smell.
How To Repot
Creeping thyme is easy to repot using sterilized scissors, a clean, well-draining pot, and well-draining soil. The most important tip when repotting creeping thyme is to ensure that each section has plenty of healthy roots.