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Thyme (Organic Seeds)

Thyme is an easy to grow perennial plant, that it can grow to 30 cm in height. It has small pale pink flowers that are edible and very dark gray-green oval leaves very aromatic. It is an herb widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

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Thyme is an easy to grow perennial plant, that it can grow to 30 cm in height. It has small pale pink flowers that are edible and very dark gray-green oval leaves very aromatic. It is an herb widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

Thyme is very resistant once grown, so it will put up with some periods of drought, high winds and poor soils. It can even be grown in pots and in a sunny window sill. It don't requires hardly maintenance, just after flowering we can prune it to shape more compact shrub.

Planting is from February to April in a full sunny place. We sow the seeds superficially and then we cover them with little or no soil. Thyme requires a minimum of 20 degrees to germinate, so in colder areas it is advisable to plant indoors, on seedbeds and then, transplant them to their final place when there isn't danger of frost. You should give light and keep the soil moist. Plants need a space of 30 cm to develop.

To harvest we cut the leaves when we need in the kitchen. It is advisable to collect from the second year. It is possible to collect the first year, but in moderation never in winter because it isn't growing, from the second year we collect leaves during any season. Thyme is very suitable for storage, we can freeze it, dry it or macerate it in oil. The dried thyme flavour is stronger than fresh.
 
Thyme is one of the most useful herbs in addition to be used to preserve meat, we can add it in many dishes: stuffed, stews, with all kinds of meat and fish, sauces, soups and breads. It is one of the most used with long preparation dishes, because its flavour is maintained while being subjected to a long cooking.

Thyme has been used since ancient times to fight respiratory problems, also it has antibacterial, antiseptic, antirheumatic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It helps in digestion of foods high in fat. It is also widely used to combat migraine, conjunctivitis and pains of menstruation. In tea it is used to relieve cough and sore throat, also to improve the immune system. It is used as an ointment for burns and skin diseases. Its dried flowers are used to repel moths and its essential oil is widely used in perfumery. Previously it was also used to embalm corpses.

It is advisable to plant with cabbage as repels cabbage worm. It also helps to repel pests broccoli, strawberries, eggplant, cabbage and carrots.

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Thyme (Organic Seeds)

Thyme (Organic Seeds)

Thyme is an easy to grow perennial plant, that it can grow to 30 cm in height. It has small pale pink flowers that are edible and very dark gray-green oval leaves very aromatic. It is an herb widely used in Mediterranean cuisine. The seeds of this variety we offer are Organic.

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