The March Plant of the Month is Thyme

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the March "Plant of the Month" is thyme.

Thyme has a peppery and earthy scent, but the flavor is earthly floral but spicy with hints of clove, lemon, mint, and camphor. It is a member of the mint family and is mostly native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

"Embrace thyme's growth, and you'll harvest not just leaves but a wealth of flavor, wellness, and garden serenity," said Alachua County Commission Chair Mary Alford.

March is a good time to grow thyme in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast for further insights on the Plant of the Month.

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between the Alachua County Board of County Commission, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County master gardener volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food.

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the extension office website for additional programs offered by the extension office.

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