Thyme - Common
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- Category: Herb
- Type: Thyme
- Variety: Common
- Family: Mints
- Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
- Hardiness Zones: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
- Growing Difficulty: 3
- Soil PH: 6.0 to 8.0
- Fertilizer Requirements: 10-10-10
- Soil Type: Rich, Moist, Well-Draining
- Germination (days): 14 to 28
- Soil Temp for Germination: 60-70°F
- Lighting Conditions: FULL SUN
- Days to Maturity: 65 - 75
- Planting Depth: 1/4”
- Distance Apart (in row): 12”
- Row Spacing: 16 - 24”
DIRECT SOW IN FULL SUN WHEN SOIL TEMPS ARE ABOVE 60°F
START INDOORS 6-10 WEEKS BEFORE LAST FROST
Thyme can be difficult to start from seeds because of uneven germination and sensitivity to growing conditions. Once you’ve started plants, it is best to take cuttings and transplant to increase your crops.
Plant your cuttings or transplant your starts any time after the ground temperatures reach 70°F. Make sure to plant your Thyme between 9-12” apart in rows.
We recommend to companion plant your Thyme with cabbage or tomatoes.
Thyme is another herb that is commonly found in many Mediterranean cuisines. Use it to season soups, braises, or sauces. You can also use it in potatoes and rice dishes, or even with vegetables and fresh bread recipes.
We recommend that you harvest your Thyme just before it blooms for the most flavor. Cut stems just before a growth node and wrap in bunches to dry and use for seasoning.
If stems are cut before the growth node, this will encourage the plant to continue bushing and provide an ample supply of fresh thyme all season long.
We have found that harvesting thyme in the morning is the best for flavor.
Allow thyme to fully mature and produce seed heads. As the seed heads mature, they will begin to dry out. Pick the seed heads off the plant and allow them to dry out of direct sunlight. Thrush the seeds in your hands to remove the seed. Store in a cool, dry place.