Is Thyme easy to grow from seed?

Is Thyme easy to grow from seed?

Thymus vulgaris, common thyme is a shrub-like perennial. Easy to grow from seed though germination is slow taking from 14 to 28 days. Seeding best started indoors in a flat where temperature can be kept around 70°. Thyme seeds are very small, 170,000 to the ounce.

When should I plant thyme seeds?

If you're going to sow your seeds in a seedbed, plant thyme seeds in early spring with the drills 4 to 6 inches apart with 5 or 6 seeds per inch. Alternatively start them indoor in pots in early spring to give them a head-start.

Is thyme difficult to grow?

Thyme thrives in full sun and loves heat. If you are growing in a pot indoors, plant near a sunny window. Soil needs to drain well so there aren't “wet feet.” In the garden, plant with other drought-tolerant perennials. ... It's hard to grow thyme from seeds because of slow, uneven germination.

How long does it take for creeping thyme to grow from seed?

7 to 21 days

Is creeping thyme a good ground cover?

Creeping thyme plants generally stay short and can be effective ground covers. Some people go as far as using them as grass alternatives. A more common use for them is as a ground cover to fill in the spaces between stepping stones, although caraway thyme may be too aggressive for this purpose.

Does creeping thyme like sun or shade?

Although this ground cover prefers well-drained lightly textured soils, it will grow quite well in less than desirable medium and thrive from sun to light shade environments. Soil should be kept moist but not wet, as the growing creeping thyme plant is susceptible to root drowning and edema.

How do you start creeping thyme from seed?

Prepare a seed bed, loosening the soil and weeding it. Scatter the Creeping Thyme ground cover seeds and press the seeds firmly into the soil. Keep the seeds consistently moist. If you want to get a jump start on the Creeping Thyme ground cover plants, sow the seed indoors 6 - 8 weeks before the last frost.

What is the hardiest ground cover?

Pork and beans sedum (Sedum x rubrotinctum) contrast with silver-gray Echeveria rosettes. This tough succulent offers tons of varieties and is extremely drought resistant. A perennial, it's easy to grow in full sun.

Does creeping thyme have deep roots?

Creeping thyme generally grows no more than 3 to 6 inches high. It is a trailing-rooting ground cover. Trailing-rooting ground covers have trailing stems that spread out from a central root system. These stems spread out horizontally over the ground and can root where they come in contact with the soil.