Saturday, December 5, 2009

Lemon Thyme

lemon thyme

Lemon Thyme is physically similar to the English or common thyme(Thymus Vulgaris). The only difference is in its flavor.  So, expect this article to talk only about the wonderful scent.
Keeping those plants around help a lot in repelling mosquitoes away - they might even do better than lemongrass. The trick is to crush the leaves of the lemon thyme to dissipate the lemon scent.  In the kitchen, lemon thyme beats common thyme with it's wonderful flavor. However, lemon thyme is best used fresh, as it's flavor fades away when dried.
flowering lemon thyme

Like the Common thyme, the lemon thyme will grow in most climates, but prefers a well-drained soil and lots of sun. It is easily grown in pots on your kitchen window sill. Find more in the common thyme profile.
Photo by izik and kthread.

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