I am looking to source French tarragon starts.(It has to be starts, because as I understand it, French tarragon never bolts and goes to seed.) My husband has recently become obsessed with it and has spent a small fortune on those herb packets from the grocery store. I’m looking to reduce my grocery bill by half and grow it myself. (Okay, half is a bit of an exaggeration.) I have found them on Burpee, but the customer reviews are not that great. As I am looking at other places, it gets confusing as some websites do not distinguish between French, Mexican or Russian and the French variety is far superior for culinary use.
I am also hoping there may be someone in Idaho that grows tarragon that can give me some tips on keeping it alive. This is my second year gardening and I have murdered my fair share of plants already. I live in Caldwell, Idaho and it gets hellishly hot in the summer. It feels that way to me anyway. Will tarragon survive these conditions?