Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

18 indispensable herbs

Our guide to growing and cooking with basic and gourmet herbs

Photo by Thomas J. Story; written by Johanna Silver


(Thymus vulgaris)

Heavily scented leaves are used to season fish, shellfish, poultry stuffing, soups, or vegetables. Perennial; to 1 foot tall. Zones 1–24.

More: All about growing thyme


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