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A culinary must for the kitchen garden
This is a herbaceous perennial which can be over-wintered in mild areas. The beautiful plants foliage has an aniseed flavour.
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Number of plants: 3
Variety: French (organic*)
Can be grown in: Raised beds are best as they need a lot of space for their roots. If growing in pots or containers, make sure they are big. You can grow them inside or outside. Find out more in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: Tarragon is wonderfully versatile, often used to flavour sauces, oils and vinegars. It is tastes great with chicken, seafood, soups, rice and pasta.
Delivery: Late August to October. These plants will arrive in biodegradable pots.
Tarragon is best grown in well-drained soil with plenty of sunshine.
Can be grown in....
Raised beds are best as they need a lot of space for their roots. If growing in pots or containers, make sure they are big. You can grow them inside or outside.
How far apart?
40cm apart or one plant to a pot.
When your herb plants arrive....
Your baby plants will arrive carefully packed in straw. They may look a little tired from their travels. This is quite normal but, as soon as possible, carefully unpack them all.
Then, stand them upright. The roots may be dry, so give them all a good drink of water by submerging the roots for a few minutes in a container of clean water. Now they are ready to plant.
This herb plant is a perennial.
This means that it is a plant that returns year after year.
Looking after your plants....
Tarragon will do well as long as you keep it warm and dry.
Tarragon does not like to get too wet, so just a little watering from time to time during dry spells will be fine.
Divide the roots
After 3 or 4 years it is advisable to divide the plant at the roots.
They're ready to harvest when....
Cut tarragon sprigs as and when you need them – this will help it grow better too as regular pruning is a good idea.
Annual – a plant that completes its entire lifecycle in one year
Perennial – a plant that “dies” down at the end of the season, but comes back to life again year after year
Biennial – a plant that takes 2 years to complete its lifecycle before dying
Tarragon is a really versatile herb that you can add to loads of dishes for a little extra flavour. It’s particularly well matched to:
When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.