SUMMER THYME, FRENCH THYME Thymus vulgaris
One of the most popular varieties of thyme! Greyer colour and sweeter than the English variety. Said to be one of the most flavourful of all the thyme varieties, preferred in French cuisine. Produces pale lavender flowers. Harvest in the morning, as concentrations of aromatic oils are highest at this time. Can be stored by freezing or drying.
Type: Perennial herb
Hardiness zones: 4-9
Height: 20-45cm, 10-18"
Seeds per pack: 10
Germination: Obtain a pot with holes in the bottom, and a tray to catch the water. Place seeds on the surface of the soil, and water in. Keep moist until established. Watering should be done from the bottom tray, as to not disturb the seeds, or the new seedlings.