Ballybeg Greens

Ballybeg Greens

Thyme, the wintry herb.

Thyme AKA T. vulgaris is a species of flowering plant in the mint family Lamiaceae, native to southern Europe from the western Mediterranean to southern Italy. It is a bushy, woody-based evergreen subshrub with small, highly aromatic, grey-green leaves.

It is useful in the garden as a groundcover, where it can be short-lived, but is easily propagated from cuttings.

Culinary uses for the herb are vast and varied when compounded with mint, bay, or marjoram it can be used to cook almost any dishes.

It was the Ancient Greeks who discovered the attraction of Thyme to bees and other pollinators. As honey plants, they aid in producing a honey that apparently sensational.

It is indispensable in bouquets garnis for making stock, particularly chicken and lamb stocks.

Here is some further information on growing herbs in Winter.

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