A low-growing hardy perennial, thyme is a fragrant herb with small, fragrant leaves and thin, woody stems. The culinary varieties are evergreen. Originally from the Mediterranean area, this herb is drought-friendly so it doesn’t have high watering needs. It is also pollinator-friendly! Let some thyme plants flower, since the herb attracts the bees.Thyme can grow in the ground or in a container. Either is left outside in wintertime. New leaves will emerge within the early spring. Mint is a vigorous plant that will spread all over the place if planted straight into the ground. This is why it is a good idea to plant it in a large pot filled with multi-purpose compost that can be placed in a prominent place to make picking easy. Mint dies back over winter, but can be picked between late spring and mid-autumn. Pick regularly to keep plants compact and to ensure lots of new shoots. This also means you get to harvest lots of its leaves for your cooking. Prune the plants back in the spring and summer to contain the growth. Light and Water Thyme thrives in full sun and loves heat. If you are growing in a pot indoors, plant near a sunny window. Water deeply only when the soil is completely dry. Soil needs to drain well so there aren’t “wet feet.” In the garden, plant with other drought-tolerant perennials.