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. Sowing rates: 1g per 200 sq. ft. Seeds should be started indoors for best results. Seeds can be mixed with sand before spreading to facilitate even rates if direct seeding. Height 4-5”. Approx.1000 seeds/pkg. Zone 4.
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Start seeds indoors 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.