Imagine planting a crop that produces for up to 8 years !
Here is another interesting podcast from Robin Hood Radio – an introduction to Medicinal Herbs.
Lemon thyme (Thymus x citrodorus) grows well in a sunny garden location or as part of container herb garden. Small flowers arrive in the summer and attract lots of bees.
Lemon thyme is an excellent culinary variety and combines well with chicken, fish and vegetarian dishes. In addition to having a wonderful flavor, the leaves of lemon thyme are excellent source of iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, selenium, and potassium. Lemon thyme also contains Vitamins C, A and B-6.
Lemon thyme dries well and the left over woody stems can be laid over charcoal when barbecuing to flavor the smoke.
What could be luckier than a 4 leaf clover ! This South Asian plant is supposed to enhance your brain function. (ref http://www.richters.com/Web_store/web_store.cgi?product=X5430&cart_id=111.100) Sushni (Marsilea quadrifolia) is actually an aquatic fern.
We grow it in partial shade in a pot of regular growing medium and it seems to be happy.
The Sponsa Solis flower opens at the rising of the sun and closes at its setting. We like to call it a Marsh Marigold and botanists call it Caltha palustris. This wonderful pond plant has a long bloom time of April to June, has been used as a medicinal plant in the past, and has even made it into the theater !
‘Winking Marybuds begin to ope their golden eyes.’ ( Shakespeare’s play Cymbeline ii.3)