Magic Carpet Thyme
Thymus serpyhllum. Finally a really low creeping thyme from seed. Only 2 inches high, this fine-textured plant is perfect for between your stepping stones, as a ground cover or in a rock garden. It also has a great lemony scent and bright pink flowers for 2-3 months in early to mid summer. Prefers full sun. Approximately 250 seeds/pkg, 5500/gram.
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Start seeds 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium and cover with a thin layer of soil mix. Needs light to germinate. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-12" apart.
Once established, thyme does not require much watering or fertilizing. Harvest the leaves before the fragrant blossoms open in midsummer. Leaves are used fresh or dried to season meats, soups & sauces. Can also be used to make a nice flavoured vinegar.