Thyme is an herb from the mint family and is a popular ingredient in cooking. It has a strong aroma and is often used in soups, stews, and sauces. Thyme is also known for its medicinal properties and has been used for centuries to treat coughs, sore throats, and other respiratory ailments.
How to row thyme.
Thyme is a hardy plant that is easy to grow. It can be grown from seed or seedlings in spring. Thyme needs a very sunny area with free-draining soil or compost that has a pH close to 7.0. Thyme plants should be spaced 8 to 24 inches apart, depending on the variety. Thyme does not require much water or nutrients and may not do well in a mixed container with other herbs. Thyme can also be grown in pots that are at least 30cm deep and wide, using a potting mix suitable for tomatoes, vegetables, and herbs.
How to Store Thyme.
To harvest fresh thyme, you can simply cut off the stems with scissors or garden shears. You can use the leaves fresh or dry them for later use. To dry thyme, tie the stems together and hang them upside down in a warm, dry place for several days until they are completely dry. Once the leaves are dry, you can remove them from the stems and store them in an airtight container.
Recipe that uses fresh thyme:
Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Thyme
- 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- 4 sprigs fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 425°F.
- Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
- Season chicken inside and out with salt and pepper.
- Stuff the cavity with lemon wedges and thyme sprigs.
- Tie the legs together with kitchen twine.
- Rub the chicken all over with olive oil.
- Place chicken in a roasting pan and roast for about 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before carving.
1 KG, 500 Grams, PKT 200G