Common Thyme seeds - Thymus vulgaris - Culinary Herb
Common Thyme - Thymus vulgaris
Type: Hardy Evergreen Perennial
Approximate height: 30 cm - 45 cm
Flowering time: Summer
Site and soil type: Well-drained soil in sun
Uses: Culinary, Medicinal
Care: Lightly trim after flowering to prevent straggly growth.
Tiny leaved plant with mauve flowers in spring and summer which are very popular with pollinators.
A good plant for culinary use and also has antiseptic properties.
Sow in spring, indoors, preferably into seed modules filled with compost.
Scatter the seeds thinly on the compost and either cover with a tiny amount of sieved compost or leave them uncovered. If sowing into modules I usually sow a small pinch of seed per module.
Water the compost before sowing as the tiny seeds can easily be washed away.
Keep the sown seeds at a temperature of between 15-20°C until germination which may take up to 4 weeks. Water very sparingly but do not allow to dry out completely.
When the young plants have grown to a reasonable size they can be planted out into the garden.
When established, trim lightly after flowering (or if the plant is looking "leggy"), which will encourage new growth and prevent the plant getting too woody.
Contents: Approximately 3000 seeds / 0.43 g
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