The standard winter-hardy thyme with good flavor and yield.Classic culinary and ornamental herb. Small, round to needle-shaped evergreen leaves on woody stems. Mulch in cold winter climates. Perennial in Zones 5-8.
• Edible Flowers: The flowers are small, but have a mild thyme flavor. Use the flowers in potato dishes and salads.
USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 109,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 14-21 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Start seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium and cover with a thin layer of soil mix. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8" apart, in rows 12-18" apart. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade. In very hot climates, thyme will need part shade to do well.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Thyme grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil.
PLANT HEIGHT: Varies.
PLANT SPACING: 6-8".
HARDINESS ZONES: Varies.
HARVEST: Cut only a few stems the first year in order for the plants to winter over. In subsequent years, harvest just as the flowers being to open. Cut back to within 4-5" above the ground.
Note: Thyme will become woody and needs to be divided or replaced after 3-4 years.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thymus spp.