Thyme - (Thymus vulgaris)

Thyme Herb

This perennial herb, also known as mother of thyme, can grow up to 12 inches tall. The plant have bluish purple to pink flowers that blooms in midsummer. There are over 350 species of thyme, but only a few of them are used medicinally.

Plant Thyme in a sunny location in light, well-drained soil. Sow 2-3 weeks before last spring frost with about 10 inches between plants. The plant matures in about 70 days.
Harvest the leaves as needed and the flowers as they open. To get the best flavor, harvest the leaves and flowertops before the flowers bloom.

There are many ways you can enjoy thyme. Add it to cheese dishes, vegetable dishes and for cooking with lamb, pork and fish. Some people even add thyme to bread.

Parts used: Flower tops, leaves.

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