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English Thyme Seeds

English Thyme Seeds

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~0.35 g (~1,400 seeds)
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An invaluable seasoning in the kitchen, thyme has a subtle, woodsy flavor that complements a variety of foods. A staple herb of chefs, and one of the primary ingredients of bouquet garni. With very small leaves and delicate, edible flowers, thyme makes a lovely, drought-tolerant, 12"-tall landscape plant; use as a low hedge around your herb or vegetable garden. An excellent container plant to enjoy indoors or out.
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  • Variety Info
  • Sowing Info
  • Growing Info

Variety Info

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Africa and Western Europe

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zone 5–9

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Plant Dimensions: 6"–12" tall and wide

Variety Info: Very small (¼"), very fragrant leaves with white to light pinkish/purple flowers in early summer. Evergreen herb used in cooking and for ornamental purposes. Essential in Herbes de Provence.

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Edible Flower

Sowing Info

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average your last frost date, and when soil temperature is at least 68°F.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.

Days to Emerge: 10–15 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 10"

Row Spacing: 12"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 10"

Growing Info

Harvesting: Pick sprigs as you need them. Shear the whole plant 4" above ground if growth is spindly; new growth will be denser. Do not cut into the woody part or prune heavily in fall; it may adversely affect winter hardiness.