Common Name: Thyme – Turkey
Latin Name: Thymus ‘Westmoreland’
Description: Small, highly fragrant, green leaves with a mass of small pink flowers in summer. Turkey thyme copes very well with sandy soil and full sun. Perennial. 40cm.
Harvesting: Harvest leaves at any time but they are at their most flavoursome when in flower. They have the best flavour when used fresh but can also be dried for later use.
Best Results: For best flavour, do not overfeed or over water. Slightly limey soil. Harvest often to encourage new growth.
Uses: Use to flavour soups, fish, meat, and vegetables. Especially good with poultry. Perfect with fetta and olives.
Companion: Improves the vigour of all plants grown nearby and attracts bees to the vegetable garden.