|Thyme in a mixed herb planting|
So thyme is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean. In the Middle Ages, it was thought to bring courage. Well, it's 2014 and I say, who among us today couldn't do with an extra dose of that?
There are all sorts of thyme so read your plant tag carefully. If you plan to cook with it, be sure to get "Thymus Vulgaris." The name "vulgaris" would indicate otherwise, but it really is the kind you put in your food. It's not to be confused with other types of thyme that you probably shouldn't eat like "woolly thyme" (a great ground cover) and "creeping thyme" (a great ornamental).
I have found that thyme likes full sun, heat, and excellent drainage. It's perennial in most regions so mine often returns year after year.
I use thyme in my chilis and sauces as well as chicken marinades. If you're a pork and beef eater, it's a great seasoning for those.
So grow some thyme. It's so easy and you'll save yourself some bucks (and add to your courage).
|Thyme for cooking ("culinary" thyme)|
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