Approximately 3605 seeds per gram. Lot# TY15102 Thymus serpyllum German 'Winter Thyme' is a Perennial that produces wonderful aromatic leaves. It is used extensively in salads, beans, soups, stews and sauces. It is a winter hardy plant that can reach 20 cm (8") high. Thyme, like other woody-stemmed herbs, tends to grow very slowly, and benefits from an early start if grown from seed. Unlike basil and other annual herbs, you shouldn't count on harvesting thyme in the first (or even the second) year, except for very light picking of leaves.
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.
Planting Depth: Surface seed and moisten seed. Lightly press into the planting medium.
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 German Winter thyme in the morning when the essential oils of the plant are at their peak.German Winter Thyme is very attractive to bees and beneficial insects.