For most recipes that call for thyme, lemon thyme is a suitable alternative, and worthwhile to try out. Brushing the herb releases a fresh citrusy minty scent. Cold drinks, teas, potatoes, stews, meat dishes-the world is your oyster when using this amazing culinary herb.
Plant out where it gets a lot of sun, in well-drained soil or in a pot. Being drought hardy, lemon thyme does well in Brisbane’s subtropical climate. Grows to 40cm height in the garden.