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French Thyme

Thymus vulgaris

Also known as Summer Thyme, it is hardy to zone 6, maybe zone 5 with some protection. The upright stems with small gray-green leaves are very aromatic and said to be the most flavorful of all the thymes and the variety preferred by chefs.  50 seeds

Planting

Perennial zone 5 -9

Germination:  10-21  days

Seed Planting Depth: on surface, lightly cover

Starting Indoors/Outdoors:  Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Provide 65-75 degree soil temperature. Transplant 10-12" apart. Sow outdoors in the spring  1-2 weeks before last frost, a few seeds every 2-3", thin to 10-12" apart.

Light  Needs:  Full sun 

Soil Needs:  Average, well drained

Uses:Culinary, medicinal, ornamental, attracts bees and beneficals

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