Growing lemon thyme in your home: why this is a great idea
Lemon thyme is a plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. Despite its name, though, recent studies have found that the plant is in fact not a hybrid but a distinct and original species, contrary to how it had been described originally in 1811.
The plant is native to the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. For this reason, it is very robust and doesn’t require to much care, making it an ideal plant for those that don’t have too much time to dedicate to gardening. You also have the choice of keeping the plant outside or in a vase inside your home.
The advantages of keeping lemon thyme in your home begin with the lovely aroma it provides. Next, if you keep it in your kitchen, you can easily use it for flavoring your dishes you prepare at home. It is also useful for keeping the air clean and pure. Lastly, it can be an important participant in your garden because the plant wards off parasites, protecting the surrounding plants.
Growing lemon thyme
As we have mentioned, this plant is quite resistant to external conditions. For example, it can withstand varying temperatures. You can leave lemon thyme outdoors during the scorching summer heat, and you can continue to keep in the snow during the winter.
The plant can grow just as easily indoors. The main thing to remember is to provide it with adequate sunlight, this will allow the plant to produce its essential oils, giving off a pleasant scent.
Here is a useful video that provides some other tips for growing lemon thyme:
Lemon thyme is not even too demanding when it comes to watering. Obviously, it will require some watering, but nothing that will interfere too much with rest of your busy schedule.
Lastly, in addition to repelling parasites and other unwanted pests, the plant also attracts bees who act as pollinators for your garden. So not only do they protect surrounding plants, but they also promote your own well-being.