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Companion planting is a gardening strategy of placing different crops together to increase growth and quality. Thyme, part of the Lamiaceae family (mint), is a hardy perennial that prefers drier and sandier environments. Although a variety of herbs (and even flowers, like marigolds and nasturtiums) can often be planted together, certain kinds like parsley, cilantro, tarragon, basil and chives prefer a more moist soil, and should not be planted directly with thyme.

Thyme loves hot temperatures, is drought-tolerant, and requires relatively little maintenance. Creeping, woolly, lemon thyme, and hyssop thyme are just three of 300 varieties of thyme that exist. Thyme, like other aromatic herbs, works well with many garden plants in boosting defenses and increasing growth.