THYME, CREEPING (Organic) - Thymus serpyllum  (NOW AVAILABLE!)
THYME, CREEPING (Organic) - Thymus serpyllum  (NOW AVAILABLE!)
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Organic Creeping Thyme Seed

(Packets Only) One packet averages 400 seeds.

(P/1/2")(FS) Z4-9 This is the lowest growing cultivar of creeping thyme you will find available by seed. Everything else on the market get 3"-6+" tall. This exceptionally low growing variety of thyme forms a tight dark green mat, excellent between stepping stones and hanging over rocks. Bears a mixture of white, rose and pink flowers on short stems.

Thyme seed is very, very small so the amount of area a packet will cover depends on how careful you are at sowing the seed. For planting a 1" space between pavers, I would recommend one packet per 6-10 feet.

I have been asked many times about the number of seeds it takes to plant a lawn and when to plant it. Can we plant it in fall etc. I normally plant ours in pots in the greenhouse for resale not as lawns. So in order to give accurate information on October 4th one year I planted a test plot to see what would happen. The area was 4'X 5' or 20 sq. ft. I used 1/2 gram of seed or one packet of seed which worked out to be one seed per sq. inch. We have occasional rain in Fall so I didn't need to water it. The temperatures at that time of year vary from about 60 degrees daytime to the 40s at night. The seeds germinated in about 2 weeks at that temperature. They were doing really well until the first frosts came which caused the ground to upheave, killing the plants because they then dried out since their roots didn't go very deep. Therefore I would suggest planting way sooner or in early spring when they can develop a deeper root system. The amount of seed seemed correct.