(Best months for growing Fennel in USA - Zone 5a regions)
S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings P = Sow seed
A tall plant with feathery looking leaves. The whole plant has an aniseed flavour, including the seeds. Choose a place in the garden where it can self seed without causing too much trouble and there will be seedlings every year.
Needs staking to protect the seed heads. Can grow to 1.5m (5 ft). Keep watered, otherwise the leaves dry off.
Cut off leaves as required Use leaves fresh or dried . Particularly good with fish.
The seeds can be used in pickling mixes.
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