Thyme, a new plant in the garden.Out of twenty different seeds from Rockville Maryland , thyme was chosen to be the first. It is the fragrance and the antibacterial properties that I find very interesting. Ancient Egyptians used thyme for embalming, which is the art and science of temporarily preserving human remains to forestall decomposition. Early civilizations of Egypt and Incas had developed the process of mummification.
References have been warning about germination taking up to 3 weeks. Here, it was just 3 days... Seeds from cooler climate seem to enjoy the warmer weather and they cant wait to see the light of day.
The tiny thyme seedlings came out after 3 days
a little bit about thyme
Thyme is a hardy perennial shrub. The plant grows into an upright bush 12 in. to 18 in. high, and has small, diamond-shaped leaves with margins that curl back onto themselves. Thyme grow best in well drained soil, sunny and dry conditions. Soil too rich in organic matter will produce plants that are large with less fragrance. It is suggested to cut back thyme to 3 inches high twice during the growing season to encourage vigorous growth.
Its strong flavor complements fish, meat, cheeses, and many vegetables.
I hope the seedlings really are thyme.
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