Tastes delicately ‘green’ with a faint clove after taste.
Widely used in marinades, meats, soups, vegetables and stews. Also used in savory desserts.
Flowers taste great in salads or cooked into pastries.
Dried leaves and flowers, made into sachets, protect linens from bugs.
Repels cabbage worms and whiteflies.
Great plant to attract bees.
Lemon – pungent lemon scent and taste. Great for fish, poultry & desserts.
French – common green thyme most used for cooking.
Lime – Lime scent and taste. Great for desserts and dressings.
Silver – slight lemon scent and taste. Use in all dishes.
PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window
Plant in well drained soil and water when dry
Makes a great groundcover or accent plant in pots
Harvest leaves, stems & flowers at any time. Does not store well once cut.
Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.
Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container. Dried basil loses a lot of its flavor. Use withing six months.
Upper Respiratory – tea relieves coughs, colds, sore throats, bronchitis, flu
Digestive Aid – tea improves digestion
Arthritis (external) – infuse in oil or cream and rub on joints to relieve pain
Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water