Silver Thyme and Hi Ho Silver Thyme are delicious additions
to any culinary herb garden. Silver Thyme (pictured above on the
left and in the pot below) is edged with just the
barest line of white while Hi-Ho Silver Thyme (pictured above on
the right) shows greater irregular white variegation throughout the
leaves. Both can be used in any recipe calling for Thyme.
Both of these make great container plants. Choose a well
draining potting soil and give each plant a gallon of soil to start
with. In a year or so, check to see if the roots are filling the
container. If so, move up to a larger container.
If planting in the ground, be sure to give them room to
spread. Or, keep their stems up off the ground so they don't root and
increase the width of the plants. Hi-Ho Silver Thyme lights up any space
in the garden.
Hi-Ho Silver Thyme is one of the six
plants chosen to be in our Small Space Herb Garden Six
Both of these thymes are often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128
of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of
space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see
Silver Thyme Plug Trays