DAYS TO GERMINATION:
14-21 days at 65–70°F (18–21°C).
Transplant (recommended): Start seeds in flats 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds on top of the growing medium and cover with a thin layer of soil mix. Keep moist until germination. Transplant to individual containers when plants have 4 true leaves. After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8″ apart, in rows 12-18″ apart. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.
Sun/Part Shade. In very hot climates, thyme will need part shade to do well.
Thyme grows best in light, dry, well-drained soil.
Cut only a few stems the first year in order for the plants to winter over. In subsequent years, harvest just as the flowers being to open. Cut back to within 4-5″ above the ground.