I have yet to remove the dried leaves and natural debris around the Lemon Thyme growing in the small herb bed. The calendar tells me that it's spring, I know better.
Snow and or freezing weather will be lingering for a few weeks.
The warm weather when it finally arrives will intensify the flavor of this herb. My plant wintered well and seems to be ready to thrive for another year.
To wash this tender herb, I place them in a bowl of water, swish them around, and the herbs float to the top while the dirt sinks to the bottom.
I harvested enough herb today for a marinade. The lemon smell is amazing.