Lemon Thyme Plant, 1pc [biodegradable pot]
Lemon Thyme, 1pc [plastic pot]
Organic Lemon Thyme from Belgium
Lemon thyme is a tiny shrub which has leaves that remain very ornamental all year long. Its name comes from its taste that reminisces of lemon.
It is often used in infusions, and also in cooking to flavor sauces and soups.
Native to the Mediterranean area, lemon thyme is very fragrant and is particularly well suited to seasoning grilled meat and fish.
It is a rather hardy plant that resists temperatures below freezing and diseases very well. Its leaves are wider and rounder than those of common thyme.
Lemon thyme, like its cousin Thymus officinalis, has certain beneficial medicinal properties, for example it eases digestion and relaxes the body.
It also helps repel pests in the garden, particularly the cabbage caterpillar.
Pruning and caring for lemon thyme
Remove dead branches at the beginning of spring.
You can cut stems off your lemon thyme whenever you need some all year round.
It is best to cut stems from recent growth to stimulate appearance of new shoots.
It is best to select the younger stems and collect them in the morning before dawn, which is when flavors are most concentrated.
Help your slow-growing lemon thyme by weeding around it to stifle out competition.
To maintain its dense, compact shape, wait for the end of the blooming season to prune it delicately.