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New Fuchsias for 2016!

We have several Fuchsias that are new to Babyplants for Spring 2016. Jack Shahan is a trailing fuchsia with pink sepals and a pink single corolla. Jack Shahan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award...

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10 Brand New Varieties for 2016!

We are pleased to announce that we have 10 brand new varieties for 2016! Bacopa Double Lavender has lovely pale purple double flowers on a backdrop of green foliage. Bacopa spreads as well as trails, giving you full hanging...

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Non-flowering plug plants

When planning your summer planting, it is often easy to overlook non-flowering plug plants in favour of more colourful blooms.  But in many ways non-flowering plants are essential to mixed tubs and baskets.  We have a...

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Tarragon French Plug Plant

Tarragon French Plug Plant

Price: £0.99

CULINARY USES: Traditionally paired with chicken, fish and eggs

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PLANTING POSITION: Full sun in a container

HARDINESS: Hardy Perennial

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3cm rootball

DISPATCH: March - May

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French Tarragon is more flavourful than the Russian variety, and can only be grown from cutting as its seeds are sterile.  Tarragon is one of the four 'fines herbes' in French cooking and is traditionally paired with chicken, fish and egg dishes.  Tarragon is also used to flavour Béarnaise sauce.  Tarragon can spread quite easily so may be best grown in a container.  It is best to over winter Tarragon on a sunny windowsill to avoid weather damage.

These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your herb plants can go out in the garden.  They prefer a position in full sun.  Feed them weekly when they are in flower with a good quality organic feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.