Thyme, Creeping (Thymus serpyllum) seeds, organic
$3.95 – $10.00
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Zones 4 to 9
Creeping groundcover native to temperate Europe. Flowers pink-purple to 3 inches. Generally more popular for filling the cracks in sidewalks than in eggs, the plant does have a certain presence, and a bit of a spiciness, especially if carefully dried and the dried leaves removed from the stem. The plant is preferred for decking out classic settings such as sundials and decorative fountains. Sow in flats and work up in small pots or plugs, then set out to 6 inches apart and a mat will soon form. To direct-seed, get the gram quantity and mix seed with sand to stretch it. Fill the cracks between pavers with sand and sprinkle the seeds on surface. Water daily until germination. The thyme will cover the cracks and become drought-tolerant as it matures and sends down its roots.
Packet contains 100 seeds
7,000 seeds per gram
Certified Organically Grown
Does it make any sense at all to plant this now? (late summer in KY) I’m scheming on how to reduce the amount of grass in my yard and while most of the yard is rich slow draining clay, there are some rocky spots that i think must’ve been a gravel driveway gone by. So i was thinking of planting this there…
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Richo Cech –
Hello! Love Kentucky. If you you have greenhouse facilities you can start working up the plants now and set them to the gravel area in the spring. If you don’t have greenhouse facilities, plant the seeds in the spring.
Awesome. Thank you! Ah. Sorry if this is dumb, if i order the seeds now, how is it best to store them. and would the advice you give for this thyme be generally applicable to other seeds? Cuz i wanna order a whole bunch of stuff now, so that when i forget to start things in feb.. i don’t also have to order seeds then and wait. Thank youuuuuu.
seeds may be stored inside their paper packaging in a sealed jar in the fridge.
cara rood (verified owner) –
Hi, I live in Florida a few miles away from the coast in zone 9. I bought this and Corsican mint. We have sandy soil and most of our back yard is shaded by trees. Front yard has a lot of open full sun areas. Hoping to get some herb coverage to fill in. Should I also wait until spring?
Richo Cech –
Hello Cara, I think you can get started anytime. Best to start seeds in pots and transplant out at 6-inch centers to achieve that coverage you’re talking about. Richo