Health and Safety

How to plant your thyme seeds!

21 Apr 2017 events

If you want instructions on how to grow your thym (thyme) seeds from Earth day, you’re in the right place! Thyme is excellent for container planting inside and outside. If you do plant outside, it is very attractive to bees which is great for the rest of your garden and the environment.

For the seeds we gave you, here is what to keep in mind as you plant them:

Days to emerge: 10-15 days

[caption id=“attachment_3571” align=“alignright” width=“300”] An example of the thyme plant.[/caption]

Seed depth: 1/8”

Seed spacing: A group of 5 seeds every 10”

Row spacing: 12”

Thinning: When 1” tall, thin to 1 every 10”

Sow outside: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 68°F.

Start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last frost. Ideal soil temp for germination is 70° – 80°F.

Height: 12”

Once it grows, make your thyme shine in some French recipes:

If you want to learn more about French culture or the French language, visit our website or the Alliance itself (810 N. Dearborn St)!