Todd's Seeds proudly offers the Thyme Vulgaris Herb Seed, a classic culinary herb beloved for its versatility, aromatic flavor, and ease of cultivation. Thyme Vulgaris, commonly known as common thyme or garden thyme, is a staple in many kitchens and gardens. This perennial herb produces small, fragrant leaves on woody stems and is prized for its pungent, earthy flavor. It is not only a culinary delight but also offers several medicinal properties, making it a valuable addition to any herb garden. Thyme Vulgaris is drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for gardeners looking for herbs that require minimal maintenance.
- **Sowing Time:** Best sown in early spring or fall.
- **Soil Requirements:** Prefers well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-8.0.
- **Planting Depth:** Sow seeds just below the surface, about 1/8 inch deep.
- **Spacing:** Space plants about 8-12 inches apart.
- **Germination:** Typically occurs within 14-21 days at temperatures of 70-75°F.
**Growth and Care**
- **Watering:** Requires moderate watering, more in dry conditions.
- **Sunlight:** Thrives in full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
- **Fertilizing:** Light feeding is recommended; thyme generally requires little fertilization.
- **Harvesting:** Leaves can be harvested as needed. It's best to harvest just before the plant flowers for optimal flavor.
- **Rich in Vitamins:** A source of vitamins C and A.
- **Antioxidant Properties:** Contains antioxidants that support health.
- **Digestive Aid:** Often used to aid digestion and soothe stomach ailments.
- **Respiratory Benefits:** Used in herbal medicine for its beneficial effects on respiratory health.
- **Cooking:** A versatile herb used in soups, stews, roasts, and more.
- **Herbal Teas:** Can be brewed into a soothing tea.
- **Seasoning Blends:** An essential component of many herb blends like Herbes de Provence.
- **Infusions:** Used to infuse oils and vinegars with flavor.
**Simple Recipe: Thyme-Infused Olive Oil**
A flavorful infusion perfect for cooking or as a dipping oil.
- Fresh Thyme Vulgaris leaves
- Olive oil
1. Gently wash and dry the thyme leaves.
2. Place the thyme in a clean bottle or jar.
3. Pour olive oil over the thyme until fully submerged.
4. Seal the container and let it sit in a cool, dark place for 1-2 weeks.
5. Strain the oil and use it in your favorite dishes.
The Thyme Vulgaris Herb Seed from Todd's Seeds is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners. It's a hardy, versatile herb that adds both flavor and fragrance to any garden or culinary creation.
1 Packet: 5g
1 Gram ~ 600-650 seeds
1 Pound ~ 165,000 seeds