How to grow tarragon
Plant bought French tarragon plants or use rooted cuttings taken in the summer (7cm long shoots). If you want to grow tarragon from seed choose the Russian tarragon variety.
Choose well-drained soil in a a sunny site.
Cut back shoots to encourage lush growth. Remove flower spikes to prolong leaf production. Protect French tarragon with horticultural fleece in colder winters.
Harvesting and using tarragon
Pick tarragon leaves before flowering for use fresh or for freezing. Tarragon is a perennial herbs so plants will crop year after year. Dig up and split tarragon plants every two years to maintain vigour.