Botanical Name: Thymus vulgaris
Versatile and easy to grow herbs, their strong flavour is best when combined with all sorts of robust meat and vegetable dishes. It can also be grown in the flower garden or in pots on the patio. Culinary: Thyme enhances soups, vegetables and poultry, also red meat and dishes cooked with wine. A main ingredient in Bouquet Garni.
Mr. Fothergill's Packet Seeds Thyme
Sow directly and thin out. Pick the leaves as required throughout the year. If they are to be dried, gather them just before the flowers begin to open. In cooler climates, start plants in pots. Sow very thinly 0.25in (0.5cm) deep in a tray of seed compost. Harden off and plant out from October to December. Thyme likes a warm, sunny position and a well-drained soil.