Garden How TO

How to Plant Thyme Seeds


gather supplies

Gather your seed starting supplies (organic seed starting mix, seed starting trays, and grow lights) and a package of thyme seeds.


Prepare seed tray or small containter

Mix the seed starting mix with water to rehydrate it. Fill up your seed tray.


sow thyme seeds

Thyme seeds are pretty small. Add 1 to 2 seeds at a time into each cell.  Thyme seeds like to feel a little light as they sprout, so you don’t need to cover them with more soil. Just press them down with your fingertips to ensure good soil contact.


Keep moist until they sprout

Due to their slow germination time, thyme seeds can be started alongside equally slow herbs like sage, chives, rosemary, and oregano.  Keep soil moist and covered until you see the seedlings sprout.


Be patient

With any luck, thyme seeds should germinate in about 10 to 15 days.

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