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Tarragon – 0.5 grams

45 EGP

SKU: 15006052 Categories: , , ,
Brands: Sativa

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Sativa Seeds – Tarragon – 0.5 grams (GMO-FREE DECLARATION)
Germination Rate: 99%
Origin: Italy

Growing Tarragon – Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Harvest
Home herb gardeners are discovering the benefits of growing tarragon (Artemisia
dracunculus). This fragrant herb has a licorice-like flavor that is perfect for accompanying
egg, fish, and poultry dishes. It can also be added to vinegar and sauces to give them an
extra depth of flavor. With its versatility and delightful taste, tarragon is becoming an
increasingly popular choice for home herb gardens. Fresh herbs are the most ideal when it
comes to their aroma and flavor, although dried and frozen leaves can also be used.

What is Tarragon?

Tarragon is a classic herb with numerous medicinal effects due to its high concentration of
vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It is a semi-hardy perennial plant that grows 12 to 24
inches tall and generally requires additional care during the winter season as they are quite
resistant to extreme weather conditions such as drought.

General information

According to the US Department of Agriculture, every 100 grams of tarragon contains the
following nutritional information:
● Calories: 295
● Fat: 7.24
● Saturated fat: 1.88
● Carbohydrates: 50.22
● Fiber: 7.4
● Proteins: 22.77
● Cholesterol: 0

Sowing and growing

Tarragon happens to pair well with eggplant, but can also be beneficial for other vegetables.
French Tarragon is an appealing herb, often part of the Daisy family, whose features include
thin green leaves and elegant gray-green flowers. It can add a gentle appeal to your garden
borders and grow splendidly when kept in pots indoors.
Tarragon Plant Care
Tarragon is a widely used culinary herb known for its aromatic flavor. Growing it is relatively
easy and it can even withstand drought conditions. The French variety is the most preferred
for cooking purposes, but it is unable to produce any seeds, and therefore, the only way to
add this herb to your garden is by buying a young plant or asking someone you know for a
cutting.

● It is planted from march to april
The most opportune time to plant Tarragon is during the early months of spring. In hot and
sunny climates, it should be kept away from direct sunlight for extended periods.
Additionally, its soil needs to be sandy and should have excellent drainage capabilities.
Light
Tarragon is an herb that does not appreciate direct sunlight in hot climates. Full sun may be
acceptable for temperate climates, whereas, for other climates, it’s best to choose a location
where the plant can receive only partial or morning sun. It prefers warm temperatures rather
than very hot ones.
Soil
Tarragon does not thrive in extremely wet conditions. It is well-suited for periods of low
moisture but flourishes best when grown in a light, sandy loam that is sufficiently drained.
If the soil is too rich in acidity and humidity, then it can lead to poor plant growth, root decay,
and a decrease in the flavor of the produce.
Water
When considering the frequency and amount of water for a Tarragon plant, one must take
into account its stage of growth as well as the climate.
To sustain young Tarragon plants in hot and dry weather, you should water them every other
day. As they mature, though, lightly watering them once every few days would be enough.
Before you start watering your tarragon plant, it’s important to check the soil’s moisture level.
If the top inch is still moist, you don’t have to water it yet. On the other hand, if it is dry, go
ahead and provide enough water for your plant.
While tarragon is generally quite resilient to dry soil, overwatering should be avoided as it
can lead to reduced growth and flavor intensity. When it comes to caring for the plant, going
a little bit on the dry side is usually better than too much water.
Temperature and Humidity
This tough plant is not affected by mild temperature changes, even if a cold spell occurs.
But, tarragon doesn’t like too much heat and sunlight as well as high humidity which can
affect its growth.
During winter, when the plant is dormant, the roots can be safeguarded from low
temperatures by placing mulch around it.
Fertilizers
Tarragon does not need any kind of fertilizer to thrive. Planting it in soil that is depleted of
nutrients leads to the best flavor. Only during its initial planting phase should one use an
all-purpose variety of fertilizer such as Growthmax.
Pests and diseases
Tarragon is highly resistant to most insect-related diseases but can suffer from some fungal
diseases like Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, and Rhizoctonia Root Rot. To prevent these
problems, it is best to plant your tarragon in well-ventilated areas and water it on sunny
mornings so that the leaves will dry by nightfall.
In certain cases, natural products like Citromax can prove to be a very effective method of
controlling a wide range of pathogenic fungi, while also avoiding any sort of harm to the soil,
groundwater, or biodiversity.
Tips for Harvesting and Storing
For the best flavor, harvest tarragon 6-8 weeks after you transplant it outdoors. Be gentle
with the plants since they’re delicate and pick them up in the morning when the dew has
evaporated.
You can also put the stems of tarragon in a small glass of water and leave them on the
counter for about a week. It’s best to refrigerate the herb for extended storage.
Fresh tarragon can be refrigerated for up to two weeks if it is washed, dried, and wrapped in
a wet paper towel before putting it in an airtight container. Alternatively, you can also freeze it
for up to five months.
Preserving herbs by drying them is easy: Bundle cuttings together and hang them upside
down in a cool, dark area with good air circulation. Once fully dried, remove any leaves from
the stems and store them in tightly-sealed jars. While doing this, the leaves may slightly
brown – but for best flavor and effectiveness, only grind or crush before use.
You can ensure that your dried tarragon is kept in peak condition for a whole year if you
store it in an airtight container and keep it in a cool and dark location.
Don’t forget that you can preserve the flavor of tarragon better than drying it by storing it in
white vinegar. This way, it will remain fresh for a longer time.

Common Questions:

What are the tips for growing tarragon?
To get the most out of tarragon, it needs a sun-filled, warm, and sheltered spot with
well-drained soil. French tarragon in particular prefers light, sandy soils that are not very rich
in nutrients.
How often should you water tarragon?
If you’re uncertain, planting tarragon in a raised bed, with good drainage is the best way to
go. Young tarragon plants should be watered every other day during dry weather. On the
other hand, mature plants need to be watered every three days for continuously fresh
leaves.
How do you winterize tarragon ?
Once the initial hard frost appears, cut your plants nearly to the ground and cover them with
the earth. Then, put 4-6 inches of mulch on top for extra protection. For an even more sturdy
layer of defense against drying winds, laying evergreen boughs over your herbs is a great
choice

Benefits of tarragon

● Preventing the accumulation of toxins in certain places in the body, especially in the
joints.
● Regulating blood circulation.
● Improve digestion.
● Improve body odor
● And getting rid of unpleasant odors

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