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Growing Florence Fennel, also Finocchio

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11 Jul 13 Isy Mc Donald (Australia - tropical climate)
I was given 4 seedlings and planted them about April they are growing well but I was unsure when they would be ready for use, looking at the picture they must still have a way to go as they are all feathery top ( I mistakenly thought the bulb would be underground like a carrot) and no sign of root. We have been have 6-11C degrees mornings here for the last 3 weeks or so and unually drizzely days (2-10mls)
11 Jan 14 (Australia - temperate climate)
don't know if you will get this but I thought I would make a comment by now your fennel should have had a large swolen stem you If you didn't eat it it would become skinny again and then grow up to seed if it didn't you will have ordinarily fennel or wild fennel if it made a swolen stem you will have a plant called Florence fennel
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