Thyme Plants

How to Collect Seeds from Thyme

Anonymous added on February 20, 2014 | Answered

I want to know how thyme plants can be grown at home so that I have ready stocks throughout the year. I have planted some from seeds that I brought from the U.S. Now they are young. But it is quite difficult to raise them from seeds. Thyme seeds are not available here and the herb is also not much used in the local culinary like cilantro is used. I want to collect seeds. But I am not sure how to collect seeds, though I have been successful in collecting lettuce seeds and sweet basil seeds quite satsfactorily this time. Similar to this, I have few young marjorum plants. How to save seeds and how to use them in food?

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Answered on February 20, 2014

Allow the plant to flower if you want to collect the seeds. Once the flowers die off and seed pods turn brown, you can simply clip them back and place in a brown paper bag for storage until ready to plant. These articles may help with growing thyme:, Here is some info on marjoram:,

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