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Weed or Mother of Thyme - Please Help

Posted by dreamywhite 5b (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 14:26

I planted about 30,000 Creeping Thyme Seeds - Mother purchased from last month around my retaining wall in rocky well drained soil. I have weeded pretty well and I am left with many of these (see photo). Please tell me that is the Creeping Thyme Mother. If not I have failed at sowing from seed.

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RE: Weed or Mother of Thyme - Please Help

It is not Thyme. You have a crop of Portulaca oleracea aka purslane. A weed but an edible one. I hope you didn't weed out the thyme seedlings :(

RE: Weed or Mother of Thyme - Please Help

You can use the purslane in salads, or boil it, or saute it. It's very nutritious, and our ancestors ate it. Thomas Jefferson had a recipe for it in his journal.

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