Thyme, a close relative of oregano and marjoram, is a staple of Western cooking and is at its best when slow-cooked in soups and stews or with meats. It’s relatively slow-growing compared to other herbs, and usually will grow in a low roundish clump for a few weeks before starting to send stems upwards. Be patient with it! Don’t raise the grow lights until thyme is well established and beginning to climb; raise them too soon and it won’t thrive. To develop more flavor in thyme (and other herbs) , point a fan at your AeroGarden to simulate a gentle breeze.