Growing tarragon is no small feat. For starters, don’t plant tarragon from seed and be sure to taste the actual plant seedlings before you plant it (as flavorless tarragon is surprisingly common). Once you’ve found a plant with good flavor, cherish it, keep it alive, and enjoy its sweet, anise flavor year after year.
|When to sow indoors||Not grown from seed|
|When to sow outdoors||Not grown from seed|
|Seed depth||Not grown from seed|
|Germination soil temperature||Not grown from seed|
|Germination length||Not grown from seed|
|When to transplant||Spring|
|Varieties||French (the real thing)Russian (less flavorful)|
|pH range||5.5 – 7.0|
|Soil temperature||50° – 80°F|
|Spacing||12″ – 18″|
|Nutrient requirements||N = lowP = lowK = low|
|Fertilizer schedule||Not needed in rich soil|
|When to harvest||Whenever leaves are large enough to use (preferably before flowering)|
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Image thanks to Don LaVange!