CAROL H
CAROL H
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  • Harlem, GA
Asked on Jan 29, 2012

Any ideas where to buy lemon creeping thyme seeds in bulk? I checked out Amazon and Ebay but the reviews were bad.

IreneNancy HatcherTara Kotry
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Would like to use creeping thyme for a ground cover. I prefer the lemon thyme with pink flowers.
thanks a bunch!!
15 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Growing thyme from seed can be tricky, Carol. You would have much better taking cuttings from the new growth of an established plant. Or, your local garden center may be able to provide you small plants by the flat. If you want lemon thyme, I suggest you seek out the cultivar "Doone Valley," which has a more more pronounced scent than common lemon thyme and a lower growth habit.

  • CAROL H
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Thanks Douglas! I'm glad I asked before I bought a bunch of seed that would have ended up in the compost pile.

  • Anna K
    on Jan 29, 2012

    if you have a nursery that you shop at regularly-stop in sometime soon and ask. they are likely taking delivery of a lot of perennial plugs early spring. they should be able to add a tray of 72 plugs to their order for a very reasonable price. they may have already placed the order, so i would ask them soon-early spring is the best time to get something like that started. you can plant the plugs up to a foot apart and still get nearly solid coverage in one season (if they are in a nice sunny, well drained spot)

  • CAROL H
    on Jan 29, 2012

    Thanks Anna.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on Jan 30, 2012

    You're welcome, Carol. I think there's going to be a gorgeous patch of thyme in your future!

  • CAROL H
    on Jan 30, 2012

    Called my local nursery today and found some Doone Valley thyme. Yay!!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jan 31, 2012

    Doone Valley is one of my favorite thymes. :) It is the best of thymes!

  • Anna K
    on Feb 14, 2012

    i love having thyme, i have some planted close to the kitchen door so that i can take clippings even in the middle of winter.

  • CAROL H
    on Feb 14, 2012

    Me too Anna! Can't wait for it to get a little warmer so I can plant mine.

  • Anna K
    on Feb 17, 2012

    it seems like our winter just started in february, but i am still more than ready for spring... what size plants did you get from your nursery? i only ask because you can often divide 4" pots into several pieces to get a faster spread-especially if you are going to be watering them carefully to get it established. we grow and sell them by the gallon at our nursery, but i always tell the client if they want a faster cover for a larger area to tear them apart (a gallon can make up to eight nice size pieces).

  • CAROL H
    on Feb 17, 2012

    Haven't got them yet. Placed an order for 4" pots. I'm not in a big hurry to plant them because I don't want them to die of shock. I've been starting some plants from seed indoors to keep me occupied until spring. It was gorgeous here today i got some gardening done outside. I can't wait until I can start my spring planting.

  • Gabriel D
    on Mar 3, 2012

    A likely excellent choice would be Proven Winners who are a Nusery Supply company. If you have a Facebook profile, go to it and in the search box type Proven Winners and you will find their post. Once there you can make further inquiries through them or individuals connected to their post just as we do here with hometalk. Gabriel/Gabe

  • Tara Kotry
    on May 17, 2015

    Try vessey seeds online. They have almost everything

  • Nancy Hatcher
    on Jun 16, 2015

    http://www.bloomingflowerseeds.com/Creeping_Thyme.html This website has the thyme you are looking for. They are also called Magic Carpet Creeping Thyme or Thymus Serpyllum. Good luck!

  • Irene
    on Aug 19, 2015

    Try Ebay. Recently bought 1,000 seeds for almost nothing. The shipping was about as much as the seeds. Look around on that site, they have tons of garden stuff.

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