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Q.how long does creeping thyme take to come up?

Zone 93065 | Anonymous added on August 27, 2020 | Answered

I am in southern California. We planted creeping thyme seeds about 2 weeks ago. Watering every day but so far they have not come up. How long should it take?

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Answered on August 29, 2020

Normally it only takes about a week for the seeds to sprout, but the standard advice is that they should be planted in the spring, once all danger of frost has passed. Maybe in So.California, where your growing season is considerable, it will do just as well being seeded in mid-summer. Perhaps your seed isn't viable or is too old - you may want to check on that. It may be better to sprout the seed indoors in controlled conditions, and plant the sprouted seedlings outdoors, but if the weather is warm enough, your seeds are good and your seedbeds well watered, you should see them sprouting soon.

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