Re: creeping thyme seeds

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Posted by Newt on May 09, 2003 at 12:00:18:

In Reply to: creeping thyme seeds posted by lisa on May 06, 2003 at 13:56:26:

: I would like to plant creeping thyme seeds [or another steppable ground cover] in my parking strip. Can I just sow the seeds right into the clean soil in the parking strip? Or do I have to grow them in little pots and then transplant all of them. I have 500 sqft to plant, so I would go nuts transplanting them! I live in Zone 7 and I plan on doing this in June. Thanks! -Lisa

Hi Lisa,

Sure you could sow directly in the soil. I too live in zone 7 and I'm wondering why you're waiting until June. I live between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and our last frost date is May 15th. I would think you could sow your seeds now, as July can get pretty hot in zone 7.

Another option, especially for any bare spots at the end of the season, is to sow more seeds in the fall. The strongest will germinate over the winter and come up at the appropriate time in the spring. That's what mother nature does. :)

Good luck with your project,
Newt

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