Wild Creeping Thyme
Thymus serpyllum. Low growing creeping variety which is well suited as a ground cover. Pretty pink/mauve flowers. Perfumes the air when walked on. Also ideal in rock gardens. Height 4-5". Sowing Rates: 1 gram per 200 square feet. Mix with sand before spreading to facilitate achieving even rates. Approximately 1,000 seeds/pkg.
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. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8" apart, in rows 12-18" apart. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.
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. Height 10 - 12 inches.