Growing Herbs in Texas: Thyme Seedlings


| 8/28/2009 3:34:20 PM


C.Meredith

Cynthia Meredith has been gardening with herbs, reading about herbs, gardening with herbs and discussing herb gardening in Texas for more than 20 years. She has owned The Herb Cottage (www.theherbcottage.com) for over 10 years, selling herb plants to people all over our state. 

I didn't get too much done at The Herb Cottage this week. I spent a couple of days in lovely San Antonio visiting with a friend from Florida who was there visiting her mother. But, I did get germination on several flats I planted last week. The salad burnet and fernleaf dill seeds sprouted. The plants are so tiny!! I love seeding. It's just amazing to me how a little seed pushes itself through the soil and reaches for the sun. Just add water!

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Salad burnet and dill seedlings. 

I had very good germination on the thyme seeds. There are two different varieties here: German winter thyme, which is an excellent herb to grow in our area and further north in Texas, and English thyme. Both types are called Thymus vulgaris or common thyme. If you see a recipe which calls for simply thyme, you can never go wrong using English thyme or the German winter variety.



German winter thyme grows a little bit stockier than the English, in my experience. It grows woodier and very sturdy. The flavors are very similar—the German is perhaps a little more pungent.



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