Organic Thyme Seed
1500 Organic Thyme Seeds [approx]
Latin Name: Thymus vulgaris
Description: Thyme is a herb that is used in cooking and also for its medicinal characteristics. The leaves and tops of the stalks are used freshly as well as dried.
Germination Rate: 86%
Seed Origin: Netherlands
Sowing: March to August
Harvesting: April to October
How To Grow Organic Thyme From Seed: Using seedling modules or small pots, sow a pinch of Thyme seed in each pot and barely cover with compost as the seeds are very small. After germination, thin the seedlings to leave the strongest one in each pot.
When the seedlings grow to about 10cm in height, transplant them into bigger pots or to their final place in the garden, once the risk of frost has passed. Alternatively, sow the seed directly in the garden once all frost risk has passed.
Thyme should be harvested sparingly in its first year to allow the plant to develop. It will produce flowers in its second year. Prune after it has flowered to prevent it from becoming woody.
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About our Organic Irish Vegetable Seeds
We are passionate about providing high quality organic and open-pollinated seed to all of our customers. The term, open-pollinated seed means, seed that comes from plants where pollination has happened naturally.
Benefits of using open-pollinated seed: These seeds have been around much longer than F1 hybrid or genetically modified seed, therefore they evolve with our environment. The plants they produce are much more genetically diverse and therefore will have a much higher benefit to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.
Furthermore, using open-pollinated seed means you can produce the same plant the following season from saved seed.
This is not always the case with F1 hybrid and genetically modified seed.