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What can I do with this thyme?

asoma.saeed2asoma.saeed2 Cairo, EgyptPosts: 19
so I bought this plant very small but wow it grows like crazy and as you can see it's almost gonna dangle on the floor .... although I really don't know its exact type
Sorry it's in the balcony and it's dusty   :#
so my question is : how can I use it ??
like can it be dried or used fresh in food or something ?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,864
    It is not a thyme I recognise. The UK varieties all have very small leaves.
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  • asoma.saeed2asoma.saeed2 Cairo, EgyptPosts: 19
    Really ? but I can tell from its smell,clearly it's thyme .. maybe it doesn't grow in the US 

    you gave me the idea just now, I search thyme big leaves and there it was ..                 " broadleaf thyme".
    well I can now search my question now that I know its name :smiley: 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,482
    Neither do we asoma. This is a UK site :D
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376
    I know a plant that's called Broad leafed Thyme but that's not it. I think this is Plectranthus amboinicus. Also known as Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, Indian Borage and Mexican Mint. 
  • Villaverde123Villaverde123 Posts: 196
    edited August 2018
    I grew this in our garden in Fuerteventura, in the Canary Islands.  The locals told me to put a handful inside a chicken while it's cooking.  Also good with fish. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,415
    Info here

    Scroll down for cooking info.  
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  • asoma.saeed2asoma.saeed2 Cairo, EgyptPosts: 19
    B3 said:
    Neither do we asoma. This is a UK site :D
    haha sorry . I meant to type UK  :D
  • asoma.saeed2asoma.saeed2 Cairo, EgyptPosts: 19
    Thank you everyone for your info. :)
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    It also looks like my Coleus canina Scaredy Cat. Which smells horrid and doesn’t keep my neibour’s cats away!
    East Anglia
  • AsarumAsarum East AngliaPosts: 567
    Just discovered that it is also called a Plectranthus! 
    East Anglia
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