Harvesting thyme: Quick thyme

Various herbs are grown near Bernburg in Germany, including thyme. We visited one producer to see how the crop is harvested and processed

by Sonke Schulz

There is an area near Brandenburg, Germany, where farms specialise in the growing of the various herbs, spices and plants required for the manufacturing of certain medicines. Arzeni and Gewürzpflanzen forms the link between growers and the processing industry, which along with thyme also processes herbs such as dill, marjoram and fennel.