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Ready to grow your own thyme? Follow this in-depth guide on growing thyme from seed or cuttings, and enjoy fresh herbs in no time!

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Thyme is a great addition to any garden. This aromatic herb is a staple in various cuisines.  Add the herb to your garden and have fresh thyme to add to a hearty stew or tasty roast.

Thyme Seeds

Growing thyme from seeds takes a little extra time, but it is the most cost efficient and sure way to get the variety you seek. There are many variations of thyme like French, wild, and wooly thyme. Growing from seeds allows you to get the right variation you are seeking.

Use Peat Pots

I am using peat pots, but a tray or pot will suffice. I will transfer to a grow bag later on.


Seed starting mix is optimal for starting any plant from seeds. After sprinkling the seeds on damp seed starting mix, I covered them lightly with vermiculite for more fertilizer. Cover the pot with a clear plastic wrap then place in the sun or under a grow lamp.

Transplanting in the garden

Once the plant has grown 2-3 inches tall, and possible frosting has ended you can move the thyme plant to the garden.


Thyme does best with only light watering. It is a Mediterranean plant and does better in drought than over watering.

Sun and Temperature

Thyme thrives in the sun and heat. Make sure to place the plant in an area with at least six hours of sunlight each day.


Thyme is a cut and come again plant so once it begins to bush you can begin harvesting. Leave at least 5 to 6 inches for the foliage to bloom again for harvesting.

Learn more about growing thyme from seeds or cuttings at the link below.