This is a perennial woody plant spreads to form attractive 8 to 12 inch high mounds. Aromatic leaves used to flavor meats, dressings, soups, and stews.
You can either start thyme in seed trays or you can direct sow them into the soil.
If sowing in a seed tray simply start them indoors 6 to 8 weeks before setting them in the garden. Keep soil moist and at a temperature around 70 degrees until they emerge. They should emerge in 14 to 28 days; they can be slow to germinate. Make sure they can receive daily light once they have sprouted. Once danger of frost has past plant them in well drained soil about 8 inches apart.
If direct sowing only plant them after danger of frost has past. Plant seeds in well drained soil even somewhat sandy; thyme does not tolerate heavy soils. Once they emerge thin down to one plant every 8 inches or so. Harvest leaves and enjoy.