Monday, July 29, 2013

All my thyme died. Why?

Q. I put some 10-10-10 in my pots of thyme and all my thyme died? Why? I soaked them right after I fertilized them, and they have been getting plenty of water. In fact, it has rained almost every day.

A. Thyme doesn't need much fertilizer. A light application of compost in spring should be enough. 10-10-10 is too hot. It's possible the fertilizer came in contact with plant tissue and burned the plants.

Another factor could be too much water. If you've been getting rain each day, it's likely that's the reason your thyme died.

Thyme likes poor, well-drained soil on the dry side. Read more about growing thyme, Thyme It Is A Precious Thing at

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