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Herb of the month: Tarragon


Last updated 6/24/2020 at 11:39am

I love tarragon! It is wonderful with chicken and fish and used extensively in French cooking. This month we're going to take a closer look at this wonderful herb that grows very well here on the front range.

Cultivation: Zone 4 to 5. Spacing: 1 foot. Soil pH: 5.5 to 7. An almost hardy deciduous perennial, tarragon has mid-green, narrow, aromatic leaves, and small, white, ball-shaped flowers in late summer. Reaching 1-2 feet, it prefers fertile, well-drained soil and a sheltered site in full sun. Propagate it by dividing the plant in spring or taking cuttings in late summer. Harvest the lea...

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