English Broadleaf Thyme Seeds,(Thymus vulgaris),organic, live up to 20 years. highest in the active essential oils.
Woody perennial bush, native to the Mediterranean and especially Greece. Excellent as a spice, this is the variety that is highest in the active essential oils and is considered official.
The herb is not only tasty when added to meat dishes, egg dishes and vegeterian entrees, but makes an excellent tea (dry it first) that has strong antimicrobial and antitussive activity. The practice of using Thyme in medicine has been largely subsumed by its use as a culinary, but it is worthy of reintroduction into our materia medica.
Thyme is one of the sources of the antiseptic essential oil known as carvacrol, which (along with other terpenoids such as thymol) inhibits several kinds of nasty bacteria (e.g. Pseudomonas aeruginosa) by eroding the bacterial cell wall. This cultivar produces perfect mound-shaped plants that live up to 20 years. Prefers full sun and dryish soils. Sow the seed in the spring, barely under the soil surface, tamp in securely, and keep warm and moist until germination, which usually takes a week or two. Easy from seed, and very rewarding.
USDA Zones: 4 - 8
Height: 12 - 18 inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Bloom Color: Rose
Environment: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.6 - 7.8
Average Germ Time: 21 - 28
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Press seed onto surface of soil, do not cover seed
Sowing Rate: 1 seed per inch
Moisture: Keep moist until germination
Plant Spacing: Rows 18 inches a part; thin seedlings 8 - 12 inches
SCIENTIFIC NAME Thymus vulgaris
SUN Full Sun
MOISTURE Dry, Moderate
HEIGHT (IN.) 15
USES Culinary, Medicinal
OZ./1000 SQ. FT.
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