|Thyme seeds courtesy of Mike The Gardener|
Over the years we have always had some type of thyme growing around our home. And for good reason! We use a lot of thyme for cooking. Im not sure it is true, but I consider thyme somewhat of an "evergreen" type plant. Well, at least for the most part. I can remember in years past, brushing snow from the area where our thyme plants were growing, to reveal its emerald beauty, and to snip some off for for something cooking on the stove.
Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming. The ancient Greeks used it in their baths and burnt it as incense in temples believing it was a source of courage. Romans used thyme to purify their rooms and to flavor cheese and liqueurs. At various point throughout time, thyme was used as an incense and placed on coffins during funeral, as it was supposed to insure passage into the next life. Source:Wikipedia
|How one "should" plant thyme.|
Back in February, I had received a packet of non GMO thyme seeds as a part of Seeds of the Month Club. Today Im finally planting them.
|Thyme seeds are quite small and require a little concentration when handling.|
Thyme seeds are pretty small. A little attention to detail is needed when sowing. As a side note, I have had much success starting thyme in seed flats or sprinkling the tiny seeds on top of potting soil in an old flower pot. Think "edible accent".
But as usual, I dare to be different... Since thyme seeds do not require much when sowing, sprinkling over an area you wish for it to grow can also be a lot of fun! Just remember to lightly tap or step them into the soil to prevent them either washing or blowing away.
I would love to hear how you have either used or grown thyme. Please leave a comment below! :)
Cheers! ~ Kevin
The Seeds of the Month club by Mike the Gardener is a fun and inexpensive way to to receive various seeds of your own in the mail. For more information, please check out my other article: