Albenga Thyme: an intensely scented herb that comes in a wide range of varieties, all of them providing a distinct character to recipes and a touch of beauty to patios and gardens.
In our news, you can discover our range of different varieties of thyme and find out how to take care of them.
In its most common form, thyme is a relatively small shrub with small thin greenish-grey leaves.
The thyme that RB Plant produces in Albenga is highly perfumed and ideal for adding flavour to food dishes and adding a touch of beauty to patios and gardens.
Thyme’s characteristic scent is released even with the slightest touch.
Thyme: growing tips
Thyme, grown in a multitude of varieties, belongs to the Lamiaceae botanical family and is a resistant and easily cultivated plant.
Thymes thrives in a soft, non-clayey soil that is also preferably free from waterlogging.
The plant grows equally well when planted directly in the ground or in a pot as long as it is placed in direct sunshine and it does not require particular protection from parasites.
If you live in a colder climate, you should protect your thyme form night frosts by wrapping it in non-woven fabric.
In spring, the thyme plant is covered with small inflorescences that are used together with the leaves and are normally harvested from April to August.
This herb is much appreciated by lovers of natural cooking and can be used both fresh and dried. If you decide to dry your harvest, make sure you conserve the thyme in sealed, glass containers located in a cool, dry place protected from sunlight.
If you follow this advice, you will ensure that your thyme’s characteristics remain intact for about 4-6 months.
Thyme: culinary use
It is perfect for adding flavour to savoury dishes such as soups, creams and sauces, but it is also great with burgers, vegetable rissoles or omelettes.
Thyme is ideal combined with pulses, especially making beans more easily digestible.
Furthermore, thyme is widely used to add character to fish or meat-based dishes and to vegetables.