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Thyme Seeds - Summer Thymus vulgaris

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1 Ounce $52.95
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  • Great for essential oils
  • Popular uses include: Culinary / Fragrance / Medicinal / Ornamental
  • Offers a spicy, pungent flavor in a compact plant

Product Description

Grow Heirloom Thyme - Plant Thyme Summer Seeds

Aromatic and spicier than Winter Thyme, Thyme Summer produces small gray/green leaves and tiny lilac flowers on a smaller plant. Best to harvest mid-June through mid-July and can be used fresh or dried. Essential part of every herb garden, makes a great container herb as well.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Thyme Seeds - Summer
    Botanical Name:Thymus vulgaris
    Life Cycle:Perennial
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Features:Culinary, Medicinal, Indoor, Outdoor, Deer Resistant
    Plant Spacing:9-12 inches
    Planting Depth:1/8 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Grow Summer Thyme

    When to Plant Thyme Seeds

    Sow Thyme seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost of the season. Transplant into the garden after risk of frost has passed.

    Where to Plant Thyme Seeds

    Plant Thyme in dry, well draining soils exposed to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day). Thyme thrives in sandy, rocky, or other similarly loose soil compositions. Do not allow Thyme to exist in wet soils, as it is prone to rot. Thyme is commonly planted on the outside of garden beds to ward off pests that would prey on other garden vegetables.

    How to Plant Thyme Seeds

    Sow on the surface of the soil indoors and lightly cover but do not bury the seed. Once seedlings are 3-6 inches tall, transplant into the garden 12-24 inches apart to allow room to grow.

    How to Harvest Thyme

    In the morning, right before flowering, cut 4-6 inches of herbaceous stalks, leaving woody parts behind. Do not wash harvested thyme, instead shake dry in order to preserve the oils. Harvested stems can be hung in a dry, dark, and cool place such as a garage over 1 to 2 weeks. Thyme leaves can be harvested from the stalks by pinching the end of the stem and moving up the stalk. Store leaves in a dry, dark, and cool place in a container to dry over a few days.

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