Fresh thyme on a window sill

A Short Guide For Thymes

Do you love gardening? Gardening is a beautiful symphony for your mind and an economic value. Thyme plant is growing great in pots. so you can actually put them by your back door. So you can just go outside whatever and just pick a few bits off and put in your cooking. it’s great with all meat or fish and vegetarian dishes.

  • Scientific name: Thymus vulgaris
  • Growing Areas: Mediterranean
  • Sunlight condition: Full sun

There are two types of thyme

Common Thyme
Lemon Thyme

Right one is lemon thyme. It is a really useful herb and it getting a variety of cooking. it’s very similar to the common Thymes Vulgaris which is what I would suggest is probably best thyme for cooking but come in a great range of sizes and colour of flowers you can get pink-flowered white-flowered really deep mow flowers.

Planting and Harvesting

You can buy them as young plants from garden centres. You can also actually plant them in early spring. The common Thyme particularly just plant them in small pots inside in the house and once they’ve germinated you can then split them up and grow them on in into larger pots through the summer or you can plant them straight out in the ground. Very easy to keep sometimes you do find it gets a little bit woody at the base but you’ll find by cutting it the tops and using any cooking you’ll actually create more branching and you’ll keep it for longer. Once it gets very woody it’s sometimes best just to plant some more dig it out and plants and fresh Thyme.

it’s a much bushier plant you’ve got much more leaf to go out and pick and it will grow quickly when you’re actually harvesting it. You just want to take off stems, just little pieces of stem the idea of this is you’ll actually create more stems growing from the base or lower down. To create a bushier plant and therefore more to pick and then when you get them into the kitchen you take the stem and you literally just pull the leaves off and then you can either crush the leaves some more to drop into your cooking. So that’s how you use Thymes.

You can use Thymes for cook many foods

  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Seafood
  • Chicken
  • Salads

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