French Tarragon 3 x 9cm Organic Herb Plug Plants

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Tarragon is a star of French cookery. Prized for its mild liquorice taste, this herb is beautiful when served with chicken or fish. Commonly used un creamy sauces or as a garnish for salads, this herb is a sure-fire w ay to bring beauty to your garden and variety to your kitchen.

How to grow tarragon at home

Tarragon needs a partially shaded location with a well-draining, sandy soil. It can be grown in garden beds or containers. Water the plant well to keep the soil moist, but not wet and weed around it regularly as young plants can succumb easily to competition. There is no need to fertilize this plant as it has delicate roots.

How do you harvest tarragon?

You can harvest tarragon from late spring to early autumn. Simply cut off the shoots you need with scissors and strip off the leaves with your fingers. Try to harvest as close to use as possible to get the best, fresh flavour.

What are plug plants?

Plug plants are very young plants that come ready to go in the ground. They are grown in single units in modular trays and be either seedlings or cuttings. Buying plug plants lets you fill your beds and borders easily, and in a way that is stress-free for your plant since it allows for little root disturbance.

How do you plant a plug plant?

When you first get your plant home, remove any packaging except for the pot. Place the plant in a warm and sunny space for 2-4 hours to let them recover and acclimatise. You should try to plant your plug the same day if you can. To do this, dig a hole in your desired place that is slightly larger than the root ball and soil around it and put the plug inside. Cover with the existing earth and press down lightly. Water well for the first week to help the plant establish itself and feed with an all-purpose feed after 3 weeks.

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