Thyme Herb Seeds, (Thymus vulgaris) goes well with Rosemary Herbs. Thyme is a very decorative low growing herb with a lovely flavour. It can be used in a whole host of dishes and goes particularly well with chicken. It is also one of the main components of a Bouquet Garni.
It produces pretty pink flowers which are attractive to bees and can grow to a height of 40cm. Nothing tastes quite as good as your own freshly cut, home grown herbs from your garden in your cooked dishes and salads.
February to May
Sow thyme seeds underglass 0.5cm deep, in small trays of compost and lightly cover the seeds with a sprinkling of compost , and place at a temperature of 15-20°C.
For outdoor plants, sow directly in to soil in April to May into shallow seed drills.
Prick out seedlings individually to 8cm (3″) pots, once large enough to handle.
Grow herbs on in cooler conditions , then gradually harden off plants in a cold frame before planting out after risk of frost has passed.
Transplant to final positions 30cm (12in) apart or into larger containers, or grow a few in pots on a light windowsill all year round.
Direct sown thyme seedlings can be thinned to 15cm (6in) apart then lifted and transplanted to final positions once large enough to handle.
All year round
The herb thyme contains high amounts of Vitamin C, A and Iron.