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Live Thyme

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Live Thyme is an extremely fragrant herb with thin, woody stems and small, pungent leaves.  This herb pairs well with meat, tomatoes and beans in almost any type of cuisine. At NuLeaf, we grow a variation called Summer thyme which is best known for its suburb flavour. 

  • Low growing, woody shrub like shape
  • Great for poultry and soups
  • Planted in 4″ pots
  • Organic Soil and Seeds
  • Pesticide free/Non-GMO
  • Once established this herb is quick growing
  • Multiple harvest if maintained properly
  • Grown year round
  • Pairs well with Sage and Rosemary 

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Live Thyme Grown Year Round in Calgary, AB

Thyme Hydrosol

Live thyme can be added to a recipe whole with the stem, or the leaves can be removed from the stem and then sprinkled into a dish. If a recipe calls for a “sprig” of thyme, the leaves and stem should be kept intact. When adding a whole sprig of thyme to soups, stews, or other recipes, the leaves usually fall off during cooking and the woody stem can be removed before serving.

If a recipe calls for “fresh thyme,” the leaves need to be pulled off of the stem. To remove the leaves from a sprig of fresh thyme, simply hold the sprig at the top with one hand, pinch the sprig at the top with the other hand, and then slide those fingers down the stem, which will pull off the leaves as you go. The leaves will detach easily. Fresh thyme leaves are so small that they usually require no chopping. The exception to stripping the leaves from the stem is when the stem is young and flexible and it may be too difficult to remove the leaves. In this case, it is perfectly fine to chop the entire sprig and add it to the recipe.

If a recipe calls for “fresh thyme,” the leaves need to be pulled off of the stem. To remove the leaves from a sprig of fresh thyme, simply hold the sprig at the top with one hand, pinch the sprig at the top with the other hand, and then slide those fingers down the stem, which will pull off the leaves as you go. The leaves will detach easily. Fresh thyme leaves are so small that they usually require no chopping. The exception to stripping the leaves from the stem is when the stem is young and flexible and it may be too difficult to remove the leaves. In this case, it is perfectly fine to chop the entire sprig and add it to the recipe.

Unlike many other types of fresh herbs, fresh thyme can be added early on in the recipe. The herb withstands and benefits from long cooking times, and will slowly infuse its flavor into the dish.

Caring For Your Live Thyme Plant

Day To Maturity:  75-90 days

Height: 8 Inches (20 cm) 

Spacing: 6-8 Inches (15-25 cm) 

Light: Full Sun  at least 6 hours a day great performance under full spectrum LED grow lights 

Media Type: Organic Soil 

Soil Requirements: Thyme grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil.

Watering: Keep moist at all time.  Water every 3-4 days

Harvesting Your Live Thyme Plant

Cutting Thyme

Step 1: For the best growth, don’t harvest your live thyme until the plants are 5″-6″ tall.

Step 2: Thyme is shrubby plant with many delicate sprigs growing out from central base.  

Step 3: When harvesting thyme  use a sharp pair of cutters/scissors make a cut at the base of your selected sprig. 

Step 4:   Place the cut plant back in a sunny location and it will be ready to cut again in a few weeks time. 

Grow Media

Potted in Soil, Hydroponic Plug

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