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Thyme - seed packet

Drawing of thyme plant with small green leaves and pink flowers growing in the ground
Days to Germination
8 to 20 days
Planting Depth
1/2 inch
Days to Harvest
80 to 90 days
Best Container Size
12 inches or larger

Start the seeds indoors near a sunny window 6 weeks before transplanting to the garden. Or sow the seeds directly in ordinary well-drained soil after all danger of frost is past and the soil has warmed. Pick the leaves as needed.

Water when the soil looks dry.

Growing Tips

For dried thyme, cut the entire plant to 2 inches above the ground just before it flowers in the early summer. Dry the leaves in the shade.

*These seeds are easy to sow, with a fun color coating that helps them germinate. However, the coating adds a few days to the germination time as compared to uncoated seeds.

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Last updated: Oct 27, 2020
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