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Hi there,

I saw your post about splitting thyme; however, this seemed to be aimed towards a more mature one that had been growing two years. My question is this- if I buy a small (4 inch pot) of thyme at a gardening center, am I able to split it into a few smaller pots (2-4 one inch pots)?

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Jaclyn:
I am not familiar with this variety, but if it is a trailing variety, you can do the following:
Place plant in the center of a wide pot,at least 2" deep. Spread each branch outward on the soil and pin down with paper clip onto the soil. Give morning sun and keep slightly moist. It will start to obtain roots in about 3 weeks. Pull up on each branch slightly to see if they have rooted. If so, cut from mother plant and place in your small container.Don't over water and prune 1/3 from the top down on each branch every 3 weeks during growing season.

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I have been growing herbs organically for 27 years. I have also written and self-published a book, "Herbman`s Journal".144+ pages of herbs that I have grown. Photo & short profile at the Smile Herb Shop on "you tube".Sign in "The healing herbs part 3A & 3B". My face book "the Herbman" You can request it from my e-mail.It is $28.95 with free shipping. 5517 Nome Ave., Balto..Md.21215. It is loose -leaf. A free "Herbman" t-shirt included while they last(large,X-large).It covers many names of herbs that I have grown, such as culantro,shadow bennie, recao de monte & 97 other names.

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I have been growing herbs organically for 27 years. I have also written and self-published, loose leaf binder, "Herbmans Journal". 2008 is my last year at Smile Herb Shop. I plan to grow herbs in my small back yard and sell at David's Natural Store in Columbia, Md. on saturdays. I also will return to the Baltimore Herb Festival in May 2009(memorial day weekend).I used the word organically grown, but the state came into the picture and stated that I could not use the word unless I become certified & paid a $300.00 fee. I decided to add to my name (99% chemical-free) since nothing on this planet is 100%, except Jesus Christ, taxes & death. My customers were satisfied with this instead of paying a large fee and raising my prices,with no guarantee that it is organic except for a label.Their belief was in my word.

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