Thyme Winter – Item #299


An attractive, hardy plant with tiny green leaves, woody stems, and masses of purple flowers in late spring. Its distinctive flavor is prized for seasoning meats, vinegars, and vegetables. Blossoms attract bees.

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Additional information

Weight .20 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/8″ (3mm)

Plant Space: 18″ (46cm)

Row Space: 24″ (61cm)

Sprouts In: 8-20 days

Plant in midspring when soil has warmed in full sun and average, well-drained soil. Sow seeds thinly and and lightly cover with fine soil. Thyme often grows best when started indoors, three to four weeks before last spring frost date. Transplant in clusters about 8″ apart.

Harvest individual leaves as needed for fresh use. To dry, cut back entire plant to just a few stems 4″ above the base and hang in shade to dry.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris

Matures In: 70 days

Type: hardy perennial