Thyme question - Knowledgebase Question

Woodland, Wa
Question by loriksargent
June 18, 2010
I started thyme seed in my green house and it came up and did well for a few months. Now it seems to be dying. It looks like it is all dryed up. I have taken the plants outside because I thought it was to damp, transplanted it because I thought it was rootbound. Last year I had no problems. What should I do know? Thanks, Lori

Answer from NGA
June 18, 2010


Thyme prefers warm, dry conditions and soil that's on the dry side. They can develop fungal diseases if they are kept too wet, air circulation is poor or it's too humid (such as in a greenhouse). Taking them outdoors was a good idea and giving them time to recover is important. If the roots are strong they will sprout new growth. At this point, let's hope for the best. Next time you start seeds in your greenhouse, be sure to train a fan on the seedlings to keep the air circulating so they won't develop fungal diseases. Good luck with your thyme.

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