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It’s About Thyme: All You Need to Know About Growing, Harvesting, and Cooking with Thyme

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If you could grow just one herb in your garden, thyme would have to be at the top of the list. Thyme brings out the best in just about every food in your kitchen, plus it has many health benefits you can enjoy.…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
If you’ve ever been in an herb garden, you’ll recognize the woody, herbaceous, slightly spicy scent of thyme. With a breeze blowing, you only have to stand nearby to pick up thyme’s aromatic scent. If the air is still, just brush your fingers lightly over the tangled stems…  READ MORE right arrow
Thyme close up


Lemon Thyme, a culinary variety
Thyme comes in two main types: culinary and ornamental. Within each type, you’ll find varieties that are prostrate (low-lying and spreading) or upright (growing tall).  READ MORE right arrow
“Mother of Thyme” variety
Before choosing your thyme plants, take a moment to consider how you will use them and the scents, flavors, colors, and types you prefer. Thyme flowers, for example, can be yellow, white, or purple.   READ MORE right arrow

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