By Bryan Meador
How to Grow: Thyme
Thyme is a versatile and flavorful herb that is easy to grow from seed. Follow these simple steps to get your thyme plants off to a strong start:
Choose a sunny location for your vertical garden planters. Thyme needs at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, so a south-facing window or a sunny wall or fence is ideal.
Install your Sead Pod vertical garden planters using the adhesive strips and hangers provided in the kit. Make sure they are securely attached and level.
Fill the planters with seed starting mix, making sure to leave a few inches of space at the top. Water the mix until it is evenly moist, but not soggy.
Plant your thyme seeds according to the instructions on the seed packet, spacing them about an inch apart. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of seed starting mix and gently press down to ensure good soil contact.
Water the seeds again, making sure the soil stays evenly moist but not soggy. Place a clear plastic bag or plastic wrap over the top of the planters to create a mini greenhouse effect and help keep the soil moist.
Keep the seeds moist and in a warm location (around 70-75°F) until they germinate, which should take about 7-14 days. Once the seedlings have emerged, remove the plastic cover and place the planters in a sunny location.
As the thyme plants grow, water them regularly and fertilize every 2-4 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Pinch off any flowers that appear to encourage leaf growth.
With a little care and attention, you'll have a bountiful harvest of fresh thyme in no time! Enjoy your homegrown herbs in salads, marinades, pasta dishes, and more. Happy planting! #thyme #herbs #verticalgarden #diy