Tarragon is an excellent addition to any vegetable patch or container. The tall, slender branched stems hold glossy green lanceolate leaves that have a refreshing peppery flavour. Wonderful in a wide variety of dishes and sauces.
|Harvesting||Harvest once stems reach about 6" (15 cm) tall. Pinching back flower buds during the growing season will help harvested leaves retain the best flavour and it will promote bushy growth.|
|Storing||Tarragon leaves are best used fresh, but they can be dried or frozen providing they are not left for a long period of time.|
|Height||24" (60 cm)|
|Spacing||12 - 18″ (30 - 45 cm)|
|Light||Full sun to partial shade|
|Soil||Well-drained, sandy, light soil. Tarragon doesn't like wet conditions.|
|pH Range||6.5 - 7.5|
|Watering||Water regularly to keep the soil moist|
|Fertilizing||Balanced fertilizer at the time of planting.|
|Nutrients Required||Nitrogen = low, Phosphorus = low Potassium = low|
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