Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Ideal Soil Temperature
Days to Maturity
90 - 120 Days
Full Sun/Part Sun
Useful Plant Part
Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
6.6 - 7.0
Planting & Care
Soil & Water: Thyme can grow in most soils, but performs best in well-drained soil with moderate nutrients. Soil which is too rich will cause the plant to get leggy and lose its compact shape.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Lightly pinch developing plants to encourage bushiness. Sow seed directly 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Thyme also thrives as a potted plant.
Harvesting & Storage: Harvest leaves when the plant is large enough. Use fresh leaves, or dry and store leaves in an airtight container. Thyme also keeps well frozen.
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