Thyme

Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris

How to grow it:

Thyme is a low growing perennial bush that prefers warm, well drained conditions. If it likes it’s conditions it can spread over quite a large area making it a useful ground cover. Prefers full sun

Grows really well in pots and is great to have near the kitchen if there’s a sunny spot.

Propagation can be by seed or division – cuttings strike readily if kept moist.

In the Kitchen:

Thyme is a strongly flavoured herb so be careful not to overdo it. Mixes well with lots of other herbs – parsley, oregano, basil, rosemary, sage etc. so if you get a patch going, feel free to experiment.

Goes well with all meat and cooked dishes – on it’s own or in combination, even sprinkled over salads for it’s pungent sweet flavour.

I like to mix leaves with butter and garlic and keep it in the fridge for use with vegetables and bread.

Makes a tonic herbal tea to boost your immune system and ward of colds and flu.

Culinary herbs, Description full, Drought tolerant, Medicine, Pots & containers, Soups & curries, Tea

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