Is creeping lemon thyme edible?

Is creeping lemon thyme edible?

Just like other thyme varieties, creeping thyme is edible with a flavor and aroma akin to mint when crushed or steeped for teas or tinctures.

How do you transplant lemon thyme?

Dig holes for the lemon thyme plants, spacing each hole 9 inches apart. Make the holes deep enough to place the plants in the soil at the same depth as they are in the temporary containers. Remove the lemon thyme plants from their temporary containers carefully, loosening them gently before you pull them from the pots.

Where can I plant lemon thyme?

This little Thymus variety will flourish in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 9, remaining an evergreen in zones 8 and 9. Plant lemon thyme plants in the spring in a full sun setting and space them 12 inches (31 cm.) apart. These herbs enjoy well-drained soil and minimal irrigation.

How do you care for a lemon thyme plant?

Provide your plant with full sun, and remember that lemon thyme can handle hot and dry conditions more than it can a cool, damp soil and root system. Plant lemon thyme in the spring in full sunlight, with plants spaced about 12 inches apart. Make sure that your soil’s drainage is ample, and avoid overwatering.

Is lemon thyme poisonous to dogs?

As far as we know, most herbs—your rosemary, thyme, basil and dill—are safe for cats and dogs, but there is one that frequently colors a person’s garden that can cause a sometimes severe—and definitely strange— illness. As for fruits and vegetables, tomatoes (particularly the leaves) can be toxic to dogs and cats.

Should I let my lemon thyme flower?

Let some thyme plants flower, since the herb attracts the bees. While thyme is usually harvested in the summer months, we have harvested ours well into late fall! Thyme can grow in the ground or in a container.

Does lemon thyme come back every year?

Lemon thyme is a tiny shrub which has leaves that remain very ornamental all year long. Its name comes from its taste that reminisces of lemon. It is often used in infusions, and also in cooking to flavor sauces and soups.

Why does my thyme keep dying?

The most common reason for thyme plants dying is because of root rot or fungal disease caused by excess moisture around the roots due to over watering or slow draining soils. Thyme plants can begin to die back, dry out and turn brown after 4 or 5 years.

Does creeping thyme like sun or shade?

Soil: Grows well in well-draining soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) is needed for best foliage and bloom. Water: Keep soil moist but not wet as plants establish. Once established, it tolerates dry conditions.

Is creeping thyme safe for dogs?

Safe Herbs for Dogs Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and creeping or wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum) are drought-tolerant evergreens that are safe for dogs and bloom in the spring and early summer. Creeping thyme grows to only 2 to 3 inches tall and up to 1 foot wide.