- 75 seeds
- Open pollinated
- Attracts butterflies
- Distance between plants – 12″
- Distance between rows – 24″
- Full sun
- Water every 3-5 days
- Days to maturity – 85 days
- Days to germination – 15-30 days
- Height – 10-12″
- Thymus Vulgaris
- Germination rate
A farm favorite, we grow our thyme with our strawberries and they both thrive together. An heirloom from the Mediterranean area, this variety was developed in Germany. We use it in for cooking and in teas for winter time.
Sow: Start seedlings 6-8 weeks before last frost ¼’’ deep. Transplant 2 weeks after last frost – acclimatise seedlings before planting
Harvest: the stems throughout the season. Prune down before first frost
Thyme is common throughout North America, but it originated in the southern Mediterranean. Experts in language tell us that thyme’s name was derived form the Greek word thumus, or courage.
Companion plants. All cabbage family plants, eggplant, potatoes, strawberries, and tomatoes. Thyme repels cabbage worms and whiteflies.
Pest – diseases: Gray Mold, Root Rot