Looking for Magic: Thyme: Bug deterrent?

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Looking for Magic:  Thyme

By Sharon
October 29, 2012

Aunt Bett always said, "Look for the magic that hides in plants, look real close and you'll find it." I needed a little magic in my life and I think I've found what I need in spices. Along with a few others, thyme is one that is ripe with nutrition. Let's check it out.

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Name: Taqiyyah
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May 8, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Is this a plant that bugs don't like the smell of? I scattered English thyme seeds in a couple of peat pots and they look like Chia pets in need of a haircut now. My plan was to transplant little hunks of seedlings into separate pots and set them among my veggies...
Name: Sharon
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May 8, 2014 3:19 PM CST
You know, I usually have thyme growing in or near my vegetables, but I haven't given much thought to their use as a companion plant. I do use dried thyme with rosemary a lot of times in my kitchen cabinets to keep weird crawly things out of my flour and meal, etc. But I don't know if it as the same benefit in a garden. It wouldn't hurt to try though!
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