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« on: April 24, 2010, 02:15:34 PM »

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prune the thyme? Right now its doing great, but its just a big tangled mess really...

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2010, 04:23:05 PM »

Hi alihawk,
I do a lot of cooking with thyme so I'm harvesting more than pruning, but it's basically the same. If you're gentle you can untangle each stem and see what you're dealing with as far as length. I tend to cut the longer twisty ones way back, as well as any reaching higher than the main clump or any reaching out to other areas of the garden. Cut just above a set of leaves. If I keep on top of it, it's a nice little bunch and not an out of control mess. You'll see new growth at each cut really quickly. Mainly I try to stay ahead of it by separating out the stems so they don't knot up as they grow.
Hope that helps a bit! I'm sure those more experienced will chime in..

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2010, 07:51:56 PM »

I prune mine by eating it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2010, 01:54:48 PM »

LOL yes eating it would probably be the best way Wink

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2010, 07:22:59 AM »

Hahah, if your lazy like me you could just do what I do Smiley  I just grab the whole clump, kinda pull it straight up in the air, but not too hard, then cut about 1/2" or so down from the tips.  It actually does really well growing afterwards. 
Sometimes I do just cut each stem about a set of leaves as well.  But other times I'm just not in the mood to be sitting there cutting for 10 minutes!!
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 09:02:03 AM »

Hahah, if your lazy like me you could just do what I do Smiley  I just grab the whole clump, kinda pull it straight up in the air, but not too hard, then cut about 1/2" or so down from the tips.  It actually does really well growing afterwards. 
Sometimes I do just cut each stem about a set of leaves as well.  But other times I'm just not in the mood to be sitting there cutting for 10 minutes!!


ditto...LOL
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