Tarragon originated in the countries of Asia, but has now spread all over the world thanks to its savory taste. If you want to start growing herbs like this one, these steps need to be considered.
The initial moves that need to be made for growing herbs will be the preparation of the soil and the drainage system. The combination ideal for the tarragon would be a low to medium fertility type soil with good draining qualities. If the soil is too rich it can actually hinder the growth of the plant. Sunlight is also important of course. In this case, full exposure to the sun or growing in the shade are both acceptable.
Here are a few more things that you need to know about growing herbs like the tarragon. The best time would be in the summer or after the last winter season. If you are going to grow them in containers or pots, you may put in about four or five in each one. If you are going to store them indoors, keep the pots in a room temperature.
The moment the seeds of the tarragon begin to appear, you can take it outside. At this point it is best if you keep them under some shade because directly exposing them to sunlight may hurt the plants and slow their growth. Also, consider thinning them to a seed per pot.
If you have experience in growing herbs, you know how important the soil is. However in the case of tarragon, the soil must not only be good, but also have bonemeal in them. If you want to make your own drainage system here, you can do so by putting as much decomposing organic material as possible or you may get sand instead.
Growing herbs like tarragon benefit from the presence of mulch, and by adding them into the mix you will help the plant during the winter season. Once you have decided a place to put the herbs, be sure to leave them there undisturbed; for maximum potential, two or three years in the same spot is recommended. Uprooting them repeatedly is not a good idea.
Once you have started growing herbs like tarragon, you will be able to use it in a variety of dishes including fish, vegetables, pork and even eggs. With is distinct aroma, this can also be used to freshen up the air in the garden, truly a versatile plant.
Originally posted 2009-07-14 15:11:20.