Sunday, April 10, 2011

Dividing the French Tarragon

J'adore my patch of French tarragon. Nothing comes close to the flavor of this herb fresh from the garden. My clump has gotten quite large, but it has also been invaded by weeds. Picking tiny little weeds from between the new sprigs of tarragon is not my idea of a good time. So division it is!

Here Ed is holding one of the three divisions that we moved to pots. After some time passes we will check the clumps for more weeds to remove and then plant the tarragon in the kitchen garden. We only dug up a fraction of the old clump so we can do this again and again if any problems develop. You can only get French tarragon from divisions . A friend or a nursery will do. For friends nearby, you can get French tarragon here, but you have to weed and divide it yourself.

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