Planting your Thyme!

  • Thyme will take approximately 80 days from seed to harvest. Germination of the seed can take up to 28 days, so do not be discouraged if it takes longer to sprout than your other plants. This herb is relatively low maintenance and grows easily. Thyme is prone to root rot, so make sure to not overwater your plant. Once thyme has grown five inches tall, it is best to wait until the soil is completely dry, then water it deeply. Thyme in the Roman era was believed to protect people from poison when eaten during meals, which popularized the herb with Roman Emperors. Even though it’s not used for this purpose anmore, today, thyme is still used for a wide variety of foods from fish, stuffings, soups, cheeses, and more! Thyme is high in iron, and Vitamin K that helps promote blood health. 


  • When harvesting thyme, cut the tops off (about four to five inches of growth). Make sure to leave the woody base part of the plant intact so that it continues to grow from the bottom up. The best time of day to harvest Thyme is early in the morning and when the leaves are dry. It is recommended to harvest thyme with shears rather than by hand. The shears allow for a clean cut, avoiding damage and potential disease to the plant. 


Sauteed Carrots with Thyme


1 pound of carrots
3 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced

  • Peel carrots and cut them into ⅛-¼ inch rounds. Heat a pan to medium high heat, melt butter, and add the carrot rounds. Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the lid, stir, and cook carrots until browned. Once carrots are browned, add in the garlic until it is cooked through. Add salt and fresh thyme to the pan, take it off the heat, and season with salt or pepper if needed. Serve the carrots with chicken or steak for a delicious meal. 

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