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Herb - Thyme, English
Herb - Thyme, English

Herb - Thyme, English

Thymus vulgaris

A garden staple, thyme has too many uses to list! Growing up to 8" tall this variety produces wonderful aromatic leaves. Bushy habit, evergreen in color. Direct seed with light soil cover or transplant in spring or early fall. Full sun. Winter hardy perennial. Packet 1/2 grams - Packet $1.38

Regular price $2.75 $1.38 Sale

Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
200000 n/a n/a 1-2 years
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
After Last Frost 70-80°F Full Sun Frost Sensitive
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Transplant or Direct Seed surface 2-4" 2100
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
12-20" 21-28 Perennial 3 years

Site Selection

Thyme is a winter hardy perennial that prefers full sun and average, well-drained soil.


Start seed indoors in spring and transplant outdoors once the danger of frost has passed. Seeds can also be direct sown outdoors in spring. Sow seeds 2-4" apart on the soil surface and press lightly to settle. Seeds germinate best when soil temps are 70-80°F. Seeds will sprout in 21-28 days. Thin seedlings so that mature plants are 12-20″ apart.


Harvest above ground parts, by snipping, anytime during the growing season. Thyme is used fresh or dried in many dishes and medicinally in tinctures, salves, etc.