Make Space for Thyme Pizza in Your Kitchen

May 06, 2022

Thyme Pizza (Thymus vulgaris) is a popular and common Mediterranean herb that can be found in most kitchens and has many health benefits. Thyme is known for its delicious flavour and its ability to add depth of flavour to many dishes. Thyme can also be used for culinary purposes - as a condiment, seasoning and garnish.

In this article, we'll show you how to easily add Thyme Pizza in your kitchen, whether in a corner or by the window, while reaping all its benefits.

Thymus Vulgaris Features

Thymus vulgaris, or Thyme Pizza, is a perennial plant that can be found in most gardens. It is often used to add flavour to food and to aromatherapy. Common thyme can also be used as a natural remedy for a variety of health problems.

Pizza Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) Components

Thymus vulgaris, or Pizza Thyme, is a member of the mint family and is native to Europe and Asia. Thyme is a versatile herb that can be used in many dishes, including pizza.

Thyme has a robust flavour and pairs well with other herbs and spices, such as garlic, pepper, and oregano.

Thyme is an excellent choice for pizza because it adds depth of flavour without overpowering the toppings.

Pizza Thyme Growing Tips

  • Choose a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day. Thyme prefers partial shade but will still grow in direct sunlight if you provide plenty of freshness and water.
  • Plant thyme in a pot or container filled halfway with organic compost and halfway with aged manure or aged garden soil. Thyme does best when the soil is slightly moist but not wet.
  • Plant thyme 1-2 inches deep, spacing plants about 8-10 inches apart. Water regularly and fertilise every two weeks with a high-quality vegetable fertiliser diluted by half.
  • Harvest thyme in early summer by cutting the stems near the ground at ground level or snipping off the top of the stem just above the leaves. The flowers will soon fade away, so don't be tempted to leave thyme growing unchecked - it will become invasive.
  • Light, well-drained soil is required for the growth of this herb.

Care and Maintenance

Thyme requires almost no care and maintenance, yet plants grown with a little harsh treatment have the finest flavour. However, consider following the below care instructions to maintain the growth of the plant and prevent the risk of any potential threat.

  • Thyme should only be watered during establishing or when the soil is dry.
  • Thyme doesn't often need any extra fertiliser, although, like the majority of herbs, it will benefit from the occasional use of a liquid fertiliser or seaweed solution in the spring or post-flowering.
  • Only water deeply once the soil has dried fully.
  • To control the growth, prune the plants back in the spring and summer.
  • If your winters are chilly, don't forget to lightly mulch the plants when the ground freezes.
  • Fresh thyme should be kept in the refrigerator and lightly wrapped in plastic for one to two weeks.
  • Thyme is best harvested early in the day after the dew has dried.
  • Thyme doesn't have any major issues, although it can have root rot if it's planted in soil that retains too much moisture. Do not plant thyme in overly rich or dense soil.

Consider growing thyme in your own home garden and benefit from the fresh plant at any time of the year. Our online plant nursery in Sydney can help you in rendering a head start in your yard by providing high-quality Pizza Thyme. Show online here.