Thyme

Variegated Lemon Thyme

Variegated Lemon Thyme

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.

 

growing

 

French Thyme

French Thyme

PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window

FULL SUN

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

Makes a great groundcover or accent plant in pots

 

harvesting

 

Lime Thyme

Lime Thyme

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.

 

health-uses

 

 

Silver Thyme

Silver Thyme

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

 

 

recipes

 

Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

 

 

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