Spring garden fills in

April 21, 2009 | By | Comments (3)

The spring garden is filling in nicely (for the most part).


I thinned the dill (back right) after I took this picture, but I was loving the way it looked as a soft mass.There are tarragon sprouts in the back left corner, though you can’t see them in this picture. One problem – they don’t taste like tarragon. Has anyone planted tarragon from seed? Does it take a while for the plants to start tasting like they should? They totally look like tarragon. I’m going to be really embarrassed if I’m nurturing a weed.


  1. Ryan

    Sorry, you can’t plant real tarragon from seed. The “real” tarragon is the French and since the plant rarely flowers (and is sterile anyway) you have to grow it from a cutting. I got my plant last year but I think I killed it over the winter. It likes dry soil so if you live where it snows (well I do at least) you should take it in over the winter.

    You can still cook with the Spanish tarragon but the flavor is weaker and sweeter.

    April 30, 2009 at 11:46 pm
  2. Johanna Silver

    Well, the seed packed doesn’t says French.


    April 22, 2009 at 5:16 pm
  3. Margaret

    What kind of tarragon did you plant? There are two types: French, which is stronger flavored, and Russian, which you generally plant from seed, and is easier to grow, but weaker in flavor. I prefer the French tarragon.

    April 22, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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