Thyme, English Seeds - (Thymus vulgaris)

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SKU:
H1094
Seed Count:
Approx 100 seeds per pack
Type:
Annual
Days to Germination:
15-30 days at 55-65F
Soil Requirements:
Well-drained soil
Light Preference:
Sun or partial shade
Plant Spacing:
8-12"
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • English Thyme - (Thymus vulgaris)
  • English Thyme - (Thymus vulgaris)
$3.15

Description

English Thyme - A Classic Kitchen Herb

Thyme is a great garden plant with a neat habit, fragrant foliage, and colorful flowers. It is an ideal edging plant and is a good choice for a windowsill herb.  Also known as German thyme and garden thyme.

Details

Thyme with its grey-green leaves and pink or violet flowers grows 8-10' tall. Harvest thyme just before flowers begin to open by drying the entire plant.

History

Thyme has been associated with honey, because it attracts bees in great quantity. A common practice in Mediterranean orchards is to plant thyme as a ground cover to attracts pollinating insects to the fruit trees. Virgil, the ancient Roman poet was also a beekeeper, praised honey drawn from thyme.  Thyme is associated with the Christ-child's manger. Thyme was among the few herbs upon which Mary and the Child bedded in Bethlehem. It is an herb used in Christmas creches. A favored plant in the gardens of churches and monasteries.

Uses

Thyme goes with everything- all meats, poultry, fish, stuffing, stews, soups, sauces, stock, herb butters, flavored vinegar, beans, lentils, potatoes, tomatoes, cheese, onions, cucumbers, carrots, eggplant, leeks, mushrooms, eggs, and rice. Thyme tea is used by herbalists and used as an aromatic, stimulant, diuretic, and as an antiseptic. 

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