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A low-growing shrub with small, grayish-green leaves and a subtle, pungent aroma. A culinary necessity for any kitchen garden or allotment.
Thyme Herb Seeds
[180-200 days] A key ingredient in dishes from around the world, thyme is well loved by humans and bees alike. Use it to season poultry, meats, stews, soups, sauces, and dressings. The plant itself is a perennial that works well in just about any garden or allotment. Its flowers can be white to lilac and appear in small clusters and the small, pungent leaves are used for any number of seasoning blends.
Use either fresh or dry. Neither its flavor and fragrance is adversely affected by long, slow cooking, which makes it great for seasoning soups, stews, casseroles, and stuffing. It’s often also paired with tomatoes.
Thyme seeds retain their germinating power for up to three years.
How long does it take for Thyme seeds to germinate? Sow your Thyme seeds into a small pot with sowing compost, covering lightly with soil and a gentle watering. The herb will take around 14 to 21 days to germinate and should be started indoors 6 weeks before the last frost of spring.
What bugs are eating my Thyme leaves? Many common bugs will attack your Thyme including aphids and spider mites. Make sure to check underneath of your herb plants leaves and spray with water to remove them. If insects and bugs are beginning to cause serious damage to your plants you can use insecticdal soap to spray on your plants and kill them.
How tall does Thyme grow? Your Thyme plants should grow between 8 to 12 inches.
- Average Germination Time
- 7 - 20 Days
- Sowing Method
- Start in Pots / Trays
- Days to Maturity
- 180 Days
- Grow in Greenhouse
- Optional for Early Crop
- Packet Seed Count
- Recommended Soil pH
- Suited for small space growing
- Kitchen Garden / Windowsill
Sow and Harvest Times