How to Grow Wild Lettuce

Joel Durant Herbs, Lettuce, Wild lettuce 4 Comments

Wild Lettuce Wild Lettuce commonly refers to the bitter cousin of common garden lettuce (L. sativa). It is native to Europe and is called by various names, such as wild lettuce, bitter lettuce, or opium lettuce. The fresh leaves can be added to salads, though be forewarned that the leaves are more bitter than typical salad greens. Once established, wild lettuce …

How to Grow Wild Thyme

Joel Durant Herbs, Thyme 2 Comments

Wild Thyme Wild thyme is known by a few common names, such as mother of thyme, or creeping Thyme. Wild thyme is native to most of Europe and North Africa. It is a low subshrub growing to 2 cm tall with creeping stems up to 10 cm long, with oval evergreen leaves 3-8 mm long. It has strongly scented flowers that …