This highly fragrant plant produces large quantities of aromatic, small leaves that are bright green when young maturing to a dark blue-green.
Days to Harvest: 60-90
- Direct sow seeds as soon as the soil is workable. Optimal soil temperatures for germination are 55-60 degrees. Seeds emerge within 14-28 days. Seedlings are best planted in clumps.
- Likes well-drained light dry alkaline soil.
- Hardy perennial to zone four or grown as an annual.
- Its fine root system makes thyme difficult to move around the garden.
Thymus vulgaris, small shrub brings depth of flavor to soups, gravies, casseroles. Said to calm the nerves, soothe headaches. As good in salad dressings as it is in sore-throat remedies. Bees love its short lavender flower spikes. Especially attractive to pollinators.