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Q.growing thyme from seed

Zone 7 | usagi2112 added on November 26, 2011 | Answered

I live on Long Island (Zone 7) and I really want to grow thyme. I’ve been trying for years and I can’t get it to grow inside or outside. I get the seeds to sprout but they never grow and die quickly. What am I doing wrong? How can I grow those tiny seeds?

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Answered on November 27, 2011

Sounds like a damping off problem. This article should help you with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seeds/what-is-damping-off.htm

Also, it may help to water from below, not above, whenever possible. Water when the soil gets dry just on the top. You could set the seeding containers (with holes in the bottom) into a container with water as well. It will wick the water up as needed.

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