Thyme plants do best when they are pruned regularly. Taking the time to trim thyme, not only creates a nicer looking plant, but also helps improve the amount you can harvest from the plant. Learn more here.
Herbs: Fantastically versatile in the kitchen, thyme (Thymus vulgare) is also great for growing in pots or along the edge of paths. Discover more about how to grow it at: http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/thymus-vulgare/350.html Photo: Paul Debois
Lemon Thyme Herbs: How To Grow Lemon Thyme Plants - Growing lemon thyme plants (Thymus x citriodus) are a lovely addition to an herb garden, rock garden or border or as container plants. A popular herb grown not only for its culinary uses but for its attractive foliage, lemon thyme plants can be planted to form a ground cover or among pavers along a path or patio. The tiny flowers are a bee attractor, aiding in the pollination of surrounding plants.
Thyme is probably one of the most popular herbs for cooking and if you have ever used fresh Thyme for chicken you know why. The flavor of fresh Thyme leaves is quite different to the dried ones. If you want the real Thyme flavor you just don't get around to growing a few plants.
I walk in my gardens on a July evening, admiring the lush green that abounds in midsummer. The bee balm is chest high and near blooming, the lavender, catnip, and oregano are in full flower; the sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil are growing tender new leaves almost daily; and the peppermint and lemon balm are spreading prodigiously.