Real World Gardener Spices it Up with French

April 4th, 2013

REAL WORLD GARDENER Wed. 5pm 2RRR 88.5fm Sydney,
streaming live at and Across Australia on the Community Radio


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The new opening music is by singer
songwriter Harry Hughes from his CD songs of the Garden. You can find out more
about Harry and his gardening songs by going to

Spice it Up


with Ian Hempill from

Some herbs aren’t used as much as
they should because we just don’t know what to do with them. You might even
grow them thinking that you’ll give that a go, but end up just looking after
the herb and nothing else.

Or you might have grown one variety of
a particular herb and not been impressed with its flavour.

I convinced my Mother-in-law to buy some Tarragon but she's never used it so now's the time to find out what to do with the herb Tarragon.

As Ian said, Tarragon with the
yellow flowers is Russian Tarragon and doesn’t have the subtle anise flower of
the French Tarragon.

French Tarragon grows best in the
warmer months of the year, so if you have it now, dry some of the leaves to use
in your winter cooking.

If you’ve never grown French
Tarragon be sure to get the right one next time to try this herb.

We’d love to hear how you grow and
use Tarragon in your cooking, just send recipes or ideas in to. or write in to 2RRR P.O. Box 644
Gladesville NSW 1675, and I’ll post a CD in return.

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