Thyme ground cover seeds.

catnohat(5)May 17, 2013

I ordered 1000 creeping thyme seed that should be arriving any day now. I am hoping to eventually fill in fairly large area with thyme ground cover. I wanted to try my hand at starting some myself.

Does anyone happen to have a different variety of thyme seed that they would like to trade a few for creeping thyme? Maybe wooly, little prince, or elfin? I did get a wooly thyme plant at the swap. Thanks to whoever that was from! Just thought I would ask. I would like a nice variety, but didn't want to buy 4000 seed. I had a hard time finding small packets of seed.

Thanks everyone-
~Cat

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LesIsMore1(4/5 - Colorado)

Can I ask where you ordered from? I need to order some wooly and/or elfin seeds...

Between bad wildfires last summer and this dang drought, much of mine didn't come back this year.

I've never started them from seed before either... but it can't be that hard. I've never had trouble starting regular thyme from seed. Once established, the stuff usually creeps in around rocks, and fills in by itself. I want to add more around my paths this year as well.

Leslie

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 6:19PM
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catnohat(5)

I got my creeping thyme seed from www.MySeeds.co
KSS Point System, LLC

They were cheap and I was hoping to order several different kinds, but they only had creeping in the ground covers. I would be interested in splitting some of the other kinds with you Les, if you are going to be ordering them. Let me know, I could just mail you some cash and when you get the seeds you could just stick some of them in the mail to me!

Thanks,
Cat

    Bookmark   May 22, 2013 at 5:41PM
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aloha2009

Did either of you have success? How much area are you trying to cover?

Can you make any recommendations. A friend had whooly thyme that didn't bloom (which is nice) but i need a lot to cover (500 sq ft) so I'd like to have a plentiful source.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2014 at 4:57PM
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catnohat(5)

I started a tray of seeds but only a few germinated and they ended up dying. I still have some of the seed. I found and 8 pack of elven thyme at Home Depot last year. The elven thyme has tiny leaves and I really liked it, so I divided the clumps and put them in between rocks. They have started to spread like crazy this year. One clump is even blooming, tiny little purple flowers. I put my flipflop in the picture for size. This is not the clump with flowers, but I can only seem to get one picture in a post!

Hope this is helpful.
~Cat

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 11:30AM
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aloha2009

Cat the pic looks like the thyme is a really deep dark green...very pretty!

Thanks for adding the flip flop as it truly does give a better perspective as to the size.

I'd like to use it as a lawn for our backyard but though our back yard is small (500 sq. feet) that's a lot of thyme. Since seeds are iffy at best, if you were to try and make a lawn with this, and not want to break the bank purchasing a ton of flats of thyme, how many years would you would think it would take to fill in and how many flats would you purchase?

Has anyone had problems with their thyme getting woody and having to restart it? I read about this but I would think just cutting it back would fix this problem.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2014 at 12:04PM
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