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French Tarragon Gardening Tips and Advice

This shrubby perennial enhances the growth of surrounding vegetables and prefers sandy loam and full or partial shade. Although different varieties of tarragon exist, the French type adds great flavor to your fish and meat dishes, while Russian tarragon has little flavor.

Planting French Tarragon

You cannot easily purchase seeds of French tarragon, so you need to obtain plants or to use cuttings. This herb reaches a height of 2 feet with an 18 inch spread. To protect your tarragon from harsh winters, mulch with shredded bark. Cut the plant back to the ground in spring, remove dead stems, and trim to shape. The plant also should be divided every 3 to 4 years.

Tarragon Central offers more details about this herb and its history.

 

Tips for growing other vegetables:

Pumpkins
Lettuce
Peas
Black Eyed Peas
Spinach
Peppers
Parsnips
Turnips
Okra
Melons
Broccoli

Tips for growing other herbs:

Sage
Rosemary
Parsley
Garlic
Chives
Dill
Basil
Cilantro
Saw Palmetto

Thyme
Oregano
Lemon Balm
Calendula

Lavender
Catnip
Chamomile
Mint
Marjoram
Sesame
Ginger
Nasturtium
French Tarragon


 



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