Growing Fennel

Plant in full sun in well-drained soil. Fennel self-sows easily, so you may see it popping up in next year’s garden. This can be prevented by cutting the flowers off as soon as they appear. To avoid cross pollination, don’t plant fennel in the same area as coriander and dill. If planting from seed, once the seedlings are 3” tall, thin to a space of 15-18” apart – and don’t waste what you’ve thinned – they’re totally edible! Yes, you can eat them raw!

Fennel can be grown in a container, where it looks lovely with other herbs or flowers.

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