Surface sow and press lightly into soil.
Recommended. Sow indoors in late winter. Keep at 68°F.
Direct sow mid-spring.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
Creeping thyme is great for edging or between stepping stones in the herb garden as it handles light foot traffic with ease and is drought tolerant once established. Full sun and regular trimming keep it compact, branching, and filled with tiny aromatic leaves. Add a layer of mulch to prevent weed competition, keeping away from the crowns of the plants. Harvest and dry before the petite pink flowers bloom for the best flavor. Renew plantings by cutting back woody growth to 3" from soil or sowing fresh seed. Divide every 3-4 years if plants become woody or unsightly.
Water during especially dry spells. Allow soil to become dry on top between waterings.
Prefers neutral to slightly alkaline. If soil is especially acidic, add a bit of lime prior to setting in the ground.
Mix in an inch or two of compost prior to planting and yearly thereafter each spring, or sprinkle an organic granular fertilizer around the plants.