Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tarragon harvest

D and I just got done with stripping Tarragon leaves that I dried.  I dried the entire Tarragon bush, and cut it clear back, it may sprout a few more but with the heat, I really doubt it.  I hung this Tarragon under my carport and it took about a week to dry, it really helped with the very hot air we have.  So now I have Tarragon in the freezer for winter for my fish and chicken recipes.
I like my herbs dry but not to the point where they do not have their green color.  This Tarragon is just right for me.
Take care all and I will see what else I can come up with.  I need to pick Basil, so I may do this and process this and post photos.
Take care and don't get too hot in the garden.


  1. So it wasn't totally dark where you dried it? I have so much basil and I haven't found the best way to dry it yet. The oven wasn't a big success.

    Keep us posted.

  2. Ignore my previous comment. I just looked at your pictures and see the tarragon. I am going to try that with some basil.

  3. Denim ~ Tarragon is one of my favorite herbs. You've got quite a harvest there. I don't think of picking it to freeze, probably because I can go out and pick it all year. Maybe I should dry some and freeze it anyway, which will make my plants bush out more. I love their yellow flowers too.

    I've got some basil that needs harvesting too.

    I think your container garden looks wonderful.

    Happy summer gardening and harvesting.


  4. I don't use tarragon as often as other herbs, but I like the smell of it when dried. I've made flavored vinegar using tarragon--also basil vinegar using the purple variety--really nice.

  5. Your containers look fantastic! I am going to try to do ass much container gardening this year as possible as putting it in the ground in Florida is almost impossible.