Thyme - Old English
This is an old favourite for stews and stuffings. Old English Thyme stimulates the appetite and helps the digestion of fatty foods. Grow Old English Thyme close to cabbages, cauliflower, broccoli and brussels sprouts as it is a great deterrent of cabbage root-fly or cabbage worm.
Sow seeds from late winter to early summer 1.5mm deep in John Innes Seed Compost. Make sure that the compost is moist but not wet and seal in a polythene bag until after germination which usually takes 18-24 days at 13-16C. Transplant when large enough to handle into 8cm pots. Later plant out 23- 30cm apart into well-drained soil in full sun.