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1/2" Deep 12" Apart 14-28 Days Around 70° F Spring Full Sun pH 7.0 Eggplant and cabbage Snip off ends as needed

 

How to Grow & Harvest Thyme

Thyme can be grown in many climates.  It makes for an attractive and fragrant ground cover, and has fragrant, tiny flowers that the bees love. Grow thyme to attract pollinators for your garden.  Try using fresh thyme in meat dishes, incorporated into sausage, stuffing or your favorite soup recipe.  It also does very well in containers, both inside and outdoors. 


When to Plant
Plant seeds when the ground temperature has warmed to at least 70 degrees. Loosen soil and then sprinkle seeds on top.  Mist lightly, being careful not to allow the soil to become soggy.

How to Plant

 

 

 

Thyme requires very little care, and will only need to be watered during dry spells.  If you're growing it as a perennial, make sure you mulch heavily during harsh winters.   If the weather is too harsh, you can bring the plant indoors and grow it throughout winter there.  Always prune back stems in the spring for the new growth to emerge. 

When to Harvest

Harvest thyme throughout the summer.  Try drying the sprigs in a warm, well-ventilated area and then store them in an airtight container.  Thyme also freezes very well. 

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