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Mar 13, 2012 02:54 PM

Is anyone else already seeing Tarragon start to grow?

I have only had planted herbs since the beginning of last summer and simply let my herbs (Thyme, Marjoram, Sage and Tarragon) die over winter. Well, without a single watering in months, I am already seeing the Tarragon produce nice looking leaves.

The Thyme is starting to come back as well, but not nearly as nice as the Tarragon.

For some context, I live in Philadelphia and the plants only have West-facing sunlight.

So, does anyone else in the Northeast, or Mid-Atlantic, seeing Tarragon grow already?

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  1. Well, I am in Virginia and my tarragon is up a good 8".

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    1. re: MrsJonesey

      Wow, OK, well, I didn't realize that Tarragon would come in this early.

    2. Funny, I've been growing tarragon for a lot of years. My herb garden is now in a perfect location by the kitchen door. But I've always considered tarragon as the one herb that takes its time (tarries) showing up in the spring. I'm in central NH so we've had snow up until a week ago. I see sorrel, salad burnet, a few leaves of sage, chives up about 6". But that's it.

      1. West Coast chiming in: in my California Mid-Coast garden, tarragon stays dormant till about April, when the ground is really starting to warm up. (still not warm enough for tomato seedlings, tho). This year we've had very little rain, lots of sunshine, but the tarragon just started to peak above ground last week after some drenching rains.