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Tarragon plant and its cultivation


The tarragon or tarragon plant is known for being a spicy flavoring herb. It is often used for canning vegetables and making marinades.

The presence of the spicy aroma of tarragon is explained by the fact that there is an essential oil in its stem and leaves. As a seasoning, tarragon can be used both fresh and dried.

Tarragon, the cultivation of which begins with site selection, has properties that stimulate digestion, cleanse the blood and improve appetite. As a traditional medicine, tarragon is able to cure scurvy.

Tarragon belongs to perennial herbaceous plants that perfectly tolerate cold and frost. To grow tarragon, give preference to those areas that are free of weeds, and especially wheatgrass.

As for the soil, soil with medium to neutral acidity is suitable. If the soil is highly fertile, it will lead to the fact that the green mass of the plant will increase, but the content of the essential oil will decrease.

Of course, the land should be fertilized, but do not overdo it with the addition of nitrogen fertilizers.

Among the pests, the field bug, wireworm and aphids are distinguished. For example, a field bug that gnaws at the tops of tarragon must be fought with a chlorophos solution.

Thus, tarragon, the use of which has been known for a long time, is not difficult to grow in your summer cottage. The main thing is to follow simple rules while leaving, and then you will delight your loved ones with the harvest of this spicy herb.


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