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Creeping (Jekka’s) Thyme – 1,200 Seeds

75 EGP

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Description

Mr. FotherGill’s from England

Jekka’s Herb (Thymus serphyllum) is a hardy perennial plant. It forms evergreen mats with a wonderful floral aroma, for stews, salads and sauces. Great for path edging and its height is 3 cm and width is 80 cm. Clusters of small white, pink, mauve or purple flowers. 

It has small, oval, dark green, aromatic leaves.

General Info

  • Thyme has dietary, medicinal, and ornamental benefits.

  • The flowers, leaves, and oil of thyme have been used to treat a range of symptoms.

  • The small aromatic leaves, with an excellent flavor, are used to season meat, fish, eggs, salads and to make sauces as well. 

  • You can dry the plant in small batches, cover them with paper bags and collect the leaves as they fall.

  • Herbs like thyme do not need to be hidden away in a herb garden, it can be used as an edging plant or border infill where it will happily grow and flower and encourage bees and other wildlife to the garden.

Growing Guidelines

Days to Maturity: 45 days after seedling

Hardiness Zone: Between 5 to 8

Planting Depth: 1 cm

Plant Spacing: 25 cm: 30 cm

Soil Preference: 70% Cocopeat 10% Vermiculite 5% Perlite 15% Plant Compost.

Light Preference: Full sun, partial shade

Color: Dark Green

Flavor: Earthy

pH Range: 5.5 – 7.0

EC: 0.8 – 1.9 

TDS:  512-1216

Germination Days: 7 – 15 days 

  1. Prepare your soil mix and put your seeds at 1 cm depth.

  2. Spray the seeds and cover them with a plastic case to accelerate the germination process, don’t forget to make holes in the plastic case for the seeds to breathe.

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Harvesting

  • Once thyme is fully grown, start harvesting with scissors.

  • Harvest from spring to autumn and use whenever you need.

  • The whole plant can be harvested at once, or just cut some leaves.

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