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What can I do with this thyme?

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: 16,685
    It is not a thyme I recognise. The UK varieties all have very small leaves.
  • 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: 25,219
    Neither do we asoma. This is a UK site :D
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157
    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. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • 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 Posts: 83,847
    Info here

    Scroll down for cooking info.  

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • B3 said:
    Neither do we asoma. This is a UK site :D
    haha sorry . I meant to type UK  :D
  • Thank you everyone for your info. :)
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 618
    It also looks like my Coleus canina Scaredy Cat. Which smells horrid and doesn’t keep my neibour’s cats away!
    East Anglia
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 618
    Just discovered that it is also called a Plectranthus! 
    East Anglia
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