This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, June 03, 2011

lots of thyme

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I have a BEAUTIFUL patch of thyme - finally. For years I've tried one variety after another. I think this is one my mom gave me, though not really sure. It has survived a couple of winters now and is expanding. My gnome tends it. I can now harvest thyme with abandon. Ahh! I don't know anything that doesn't taste better with a bit of fresh thyme.



Anonymous Heather's Garden said...

I've just started a raised herb bed and I hope I have a thyme patch like yours in a few years. I had thyme overwinter in a few containers, but I want a huge patch!

June 04, 2011 11:16 PM

Blogger Rootaki said...

Wow, that thyme looks great- congrats! One of my favorite uses for it is to steam/saute a bunch of green beans with tons of garlic and piles of fresh thyme. It looks like you'll have plenty for this and any other recipe you can think of!

June 05, 2011 1:44 PM

Blogger luvarugula said...

lovely! my thyme are still seedlings in the window.

June 05, 2011 4:57 PM

Blogger Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

Wow, that is a great-looking patch! It must smell heavenly. I've been growing thyme in a small container, and I agree that it's very versatile in cooking.

June 06, 2011 11:41 AM

Blogger Mal's Allotment said...

Love thyme, and growing some from seed for the first time for years. We happened upon the UK national thyme collection one holiday at Hexam. It was the first time I had seen beeds raised to about 3 foot high. It probably planted the seed of the idea I had about my own raised beds. But to return to Hexam. There had just been a shower of rain but the sun was out and the bees were buzzing the many varieties each glistening with beads of water. Inspirational.

June 06, 2011 3:31 PM

Blogger Shannon Marie said...

I love thyme but am having a heck of a time growing it in a container. Maybe I need to try something with better drainage. Yours looks beautiful!

June 13, 2011 1:15 PM


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