- Best grown in pots as it spreads a bit at the roots.
- Will do well in sun or partial shade.
- Choose a sheltered spot with rich, well-draining soil. If in pots, make sure they have good drainage and fill with multipurpose compost.
- Plant 30cm apart
- Water frequently for the first few weeks. After that, let the soil dry out a bit between watering - tarragon thrives in drier soils
- Remove flowering shoots as they appear to encourage leafy growth
- Trim regularly to keep the plant approx 40cm tall - this'll keep it healthier, bushier and less likely to droop over!
- If growing in pots, after year 2, we'd advise pulling up the tarragon and dividing it at the roots. Then replant into 2 separate pots.
- Harvest sprigs of tarragon by cutting them off as you need them throughout the growing season.
Annual or Perennial?
Tarragon is a perennial - mulch it in late autumn to protect the roots and it will die back over winter, ready to grow again in spring.
Is Tarragon good for Companion Planting?
Tarragon doesn't have any specific companion plant qualities that we are aware of.