Approximately 5000-6000 seeds per gram. Lot# TY15100 Thymus serpyllum Creeping thyme is an spreading ornamental plant. It is a hardy perennial, also known commonly as ‘Mother of Thyme’. It is easily grown and is excellent planted as a lawn substitute. It is a mat-forming low sub-shrub that grows to maximum heights of 15-20 cm (6-8") and blooms May to August with pink and purplish flowers. Grow in full sun and well-drained soil. It likes moderate to low watering. Use in rock or herb gardens as an edging along paths or as a ground cover. Creeping thyme is edible with a flavor and aroma akin to mint when crushed or steeped for teas or tinctures.
Sow indoors late February to mid-April. Transplant out late April through May once soil begins to warm up, or direct sow late May through June. Sow the very tiny seeds on the surface of dampened soil. When seedlings are large enough, harden them off and transplant to the garden or to containers spacing them at 23-38 cm (9-15") apart. Trim plants back after flowering to encourage bushy growth.
Soil Conditions: Well worked loose soil. Sow the dust-like seeds on the surface of dampened, sterilized seed starting mix under bright light with bottom heat. Keep watering to a minimum, as thyme seedlings are prone to damping off. When seedlings are large enough, harden them off and transplant to the garden or to containers spacing them at 23-38 cm (9-15″) apart.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. Fresh thyme leaves can be harvested at any time of the year as long as the plants are established. Remove the leaves from the stems or dry by snipping from the plant and hanging upside down in a dark, well aerated area. Harvest creeping thyme in the morning when the essential oils of the plant are at their peak.Creeping thyme is very attractive to bees and beneficial insects. Creeping thyme is deer resistant.