Widely used in kitchens, Thyme is a hardy, aromatic herb. It also makes an attractive ground cover around the home or garden.
How to Grow Common Thyme
- Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
- Days to Maturity: 85
- Hardiness Zone: 5- 9
- Soil: Sandy, 70+ degrees
- Temperature: Warm
- Light Preference: Full sun or partial shade
- Depth: 1/4"
- Plant Space: 12"
- Pests/disease: Attracts bees; repels cabbage butterflies
- Seed Count:
- 1 oz.- Approximately 1,000 seeds
- 4 oz.- Approximately 4,000 seeds
- 1 lb.- Approximately 16,000 seeds
While Thyme seedlings will need to have some moisture, well established plants do not require watering. Harvesting may be done once the leaves reach the desired size.