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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

17 Sep 11, sam (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I have had my fennel planted in the bath tub for several months now and haven't had anything good to eat,the ladt from bunnings told me to keep one plant so I can get seeds from it but do u trim the stalk or let that keep growing as well.
18 Dec 10, Mike Windows (Australia - temperate climate)
Just read about fennel which I have recently grown (from a potted plant) and enjoyed eating. Surprised that under "culinary" you don't mention baking, steaming or raw in salads or with fish. However, what your site doesn't tell me is what to do once you have harvested the bulbs. I cut the plant right back and it has regrown, shooting up tall ungainly stems that look weird (almost as if bulbs are trying to grow on the stems) and then the stem divides. The base doesn't look like promising bulbs. Can you help? I'm in metro Adelaide. Thanks.
05 Nov 09, Baboon (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Eden seeds have fennel for sale www.edenseeds.com.au.
07 Sep 09, (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
What supplier sells fennel seed for growing in garden? Regards Alan.
08 Apr 09, Jean Moutton (Australia - temperate climate)
when growing fennel, make sure to water it regularly every two days or so. This is to keep the leaves green and healthy.
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What supplier sells fennel seed for growing in garden? Regards Alan.

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