Thyme (thymus vulgaris)
An old favourite. Easy to grow with a strong flavour, best used in meat and vegetable dishes. Use fresh or dried.
Sow seeds 0.5cm deep in trays or pots of moist compost, be careful not to over-water. Cover with polythene and store in a warm place at an approx. temperature of 13-16 degrees C (56-60 degrees F). Remove the polythene once germination starts.
When the seedlings are strong enough to handle they can be transplanted into bigger pots or trays. Do not overcrowd the plants and keep in a warm, light position. Once all chance of frost has passed the plants can be transplanted direct into your desired location in May. Harden off first.
Sow seeds 1.5cm deep direct in growing bed. Keep the soil moist, and be careful not to over-water. Thyme prefers a sunny location. Pick the leaves as required.
Sow Indoors - Feb-May
Sow Outdoors - May-June
Row Width - 9" / 23cm
Harvest - When required
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