Thyme leaves have an agreeable aroma and pungent flavor. Dry thyme leaves for use as seasoning in dishes such as clam chowder or use fresh sprigs of thyme for fragrance, flavoring or decor.
Thyme plants are known for attracting bees! Thyme will thrive as a potted plant. When sowing, thyme seed spacing should be roughly 8" apart.
Sow Easy seeds are pelleted with an all-natural coating made from a mix of clay, perlite, and FDA-approved food coloring. This coating adds some bulk to small seeds and stands out in the soil, making direct sowing and accurate spacing easier than ever. However, the coating does add a few days to the germination time when compared to uncoated seed.
- Flavor: Pungent with a subtle, dry aroma and slight minty flavor.
- Preparation Ideas: Especially flavorful in clam chowder and other soups, stews, and meats.
- Plant Type: Herb
- Pelleted Seed Count: 250 Pelleted Seeds
- Grows Best In: Full Sun
- Days to Germination: 8-20 Days
- Days to Maturity: 80-85 Days
- Planting Depth: .25"
- Seed Spacing: 8"
- Growing Height: 8-12"
- Best Container Size: 12"+
Instructions: Start seed indoors in a sunny location 6 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Or, sow in the garden in ordinary well-drained soil after the danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. Thin or transplant plants to 8 inches apart when they are 2 inches tall. Pick leaves as needed.
Suggestions: For drying leaves, cut entire plant to 2 inches above the ground just before it flowers in the early summer. Dry leaves in the shade.