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Growing Fennel, also Bronze fennel

Jan F M A M J J A S O N Dec
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(Best months for growing Fennel in USA - Zone 5a regions)

S = Plant undercover in seed trays T = Plant out (transplant) seedlings P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow. Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed. Best planted at soil temperatures between 50°F and 77°F. (Show °C/cm)
  • Space plants: Thin to 12 inches
  • Harvest in 14-15 weeks.
  • Compatible with (can grow beside): Best grown away from vegetables

Your comments and tips

09 Nov 12, John Hunt (Australia - temperate climate)
Is it OK to plant fennel out of full sun. I have a spot which gets about 4 hours a day? Thanks JH
20 Mar 14, Peter (Australia - temperate climate)
I'm in suburban Adelaide. Tried fennel last year. Grew like crazy, but no bulb. Any tips on how, when and where to plant would be much appreciated.
03 Jun 15, Sally-Anne Pucek (Australia - temperate climate)
Fennel bulb is great in stews and savoury hotpots chopped up. To make it last , dice and freeze in snap lock freezer bags. If you have no luck growing, buy bulk in season when cheap, dice and freeze till needed- delicious.
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