Mexican Tarragon Seeds - Tagetes Lucida - Aromatic, Delicious, and Perennial
Quantity: 20 Seeds
Mexican Tarragon is an amazing herb. It's native from Mexico down to South America, and has been used since Aztec times as both a food and medicine. These hardy plants can live as perennials down to zone 8, and provide an abundance of herb for many years. The flavour and aroma is both strong and divine; it's quite similar to French tarragon and anise. The beautiful tiny blooms are useful for attracting beneficial insects to the garden too.
All seeds are organic and open pollinated.
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It's best to start Mexican Tarragon seeds 4-6 weeks before the last frost. It's good to sow them in a sterile growing medium; most available seed starting soils should do the job nicely; we use sunshine mix (peat moss and perlite). The soil should be made moist, but not damp. Sow the seeds on the soil surface. Store in a warm area until tiny sprouts emerge from the soil. A heat mat aids in this step, but is not necessary. Once germinated, and the first two true leaves have formed, it's time to pot up to a larger container that contains a good quality potting soil. Transplant to their final location when the nighttime temperatures are consistently 8°C or higher, which is around mid-may for us at the farm. Mexican Tarragon does best when grown in full sun.