Growing Tarragon

Information On Growing Tarragon At Home

If you have a herb garden and you wish to add a new kind of herb to it, then you should think about adding tarragon to your garden. Tarragon is a very unique and flavourful herb that can be used in different dishes. It   has a peppery and vinegary flavour that works well with vinegars and fish flavouring. Growing tarragon in your garden will definitely add a new variety to your herbs and cooking.

Aside from being a delicious spice, tarragon also has a few medical uses. It can be turned into a tea, which can be used to keep away the flu. Also, this tea can be used to remove worms in the tummy and also help relieve menstrual pains depending on the recipe you use for the tea.

Some great foods, which go well with the flavours of tarragon, are fish, beef and pork, poultry, vegetables and oranges. These ingredients can create great flavours if used with tarragon. Also, tarragon works well when added to creamy sauces and dips as well as soup and yoghurt.

how to grow tarragon

Tarragon grows well in soil, which can be drained properly in a pot. The soil should not be too high in nutrients, and the tarragon should be planted in a sunny area. Make sure to get a pot that has holes in it so that it can drain well. Adding rocks at the bottom should also help to drain the soil in the pot well.

To start growing tarragon from seeds, it is best to plant them in pots during April. Put several seeds in moist compost and cover them properly so that there is no light. It is best to keep them indoors at room temperature. Keep watch on the seeds and when you see them sprout, you can move them outside in a sunny area.

Once the seeds grow into four inches in height, you can move them outside into where you will be keeping them permanently. If you wish to keep the plants indoors, then you can put them in separate pots to grow. It is easy to maintain tarragon inside pots since all you need to do is feed them every so often. No special care is required.

To put the plants in the outdoors, you will need to dig out a bit of soil and add in a bit of bone meal as well. Open up the soil to make sure that it is well drained and aerated as well. If it is hot out, then make sure that you water your plants properly.

Tarragon lasts for about three years, since their roots start to grow too much and choke the plants. So in the third year during autumn, you can replace the plants by getting cuttings and growing new plants. Another option is to just throw them into the compost bin and get new seeds for the next year.

Growing tarragon can truly be a rewarding experience, since after you have grown a plant you can reap the medicinal and culinary benefits of this great plant.

 Growing Tarragon